Juiced TV is an Australian first entertainment initiative that benefits the health and wellbeing of sick kids and their families in hospital, one episode at a time.
The program began in January 2015 at Queensland’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. Since then it has directly touched the lives of more than 1,800 patients and their families by improving the hospital journey and creating a unique way for them to engage and communicate with one another.
Juiced TV is broadcast throughout the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in each ward via the Patient Entertainment System. Each episode is also made available online via our website and YouTube channel to allow our kids and families to share their positive memories with others.
We have received a great amount of support from local and international bodies in the past two years. The entertainment, experiences and guest appearances we have offered our kids has included Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston straight off the set of Thor, Justin Timberlake, and Johnny Depp appearing on the show as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Every week we create a 25-minute high quality kids TV program, which gives patients and their siblings the chance to star in their own TV show, as they host their own segments or join the junior crew on location at the hospital. The content of each episode ranges from musical workshops, cooking, animal encounters and hospital staff profiles, to giving patients the opportunity to meet their favourite celebrities and go on experiences outside the hospital walls. To date, these experiences and adventures have included swimming with dolphins, red carpet events and going on private behind the scenes tours at major concerts, stage shows and film sets.
For 9 years, Pip fronted two of Network Ten’s national children’s shows Toasted TV and Totally Wild. During this time she was very lucky to have adventures throughout the country and overseas, meet some incredibly inspiring people, she’d never even heard of! During her time with Ten, Pip gained extensive production skills working on national and international shoots, while using her public profile to champion many charitable organisations such as The Children’s Hospital Foundation, Care Australia, The PA Research Foundation and Cerebral Palsy League.
Pip’s deep passion for supporting meaningful causes, has also seen her raise over $20,000 for cancer research at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, present a documentary on Australian Aid in Cambodia, volunteer in remote villages in Africa, as well as within local organisations.
In 2014 she left her job at Network Ten to bring Juiced TV to life - an idea that was in the making for over 3 years- to bring together her experience and her passion for making a difference.
Drew has worked in kids TV for over ten years. He got his start on the Nine Network show, “The Shak” as a presenter, producer and writer. Since then he has worked for various networks and production companies on various shows including Lab Rats Challenge, as the lead writer on ABC3’s W.A.C: World Animal Championships and as a Series Producer on Network Ten’s Toasted TV and Totally Wild.
Drew loves creating unique and engaging entertainment for young people. Juiced TV provides the perfect opportunity for this, whilst affecting the lives of the hosts and the audience in a positive way, and proving that with passion, fun and creativity, anything is possible.
Steph always knew she needed a job that would harness her creativity and allow her to connect with people with purpose, so leaving her hometown of Adelaide to join the Juiced Crew was an easy decision. Steph has spent the last few years earning her Bachelor of Journalism degree, travelling the world, and managing and reporting for online publication, ‘Who Won’, showcasing Adelaide’s senior high school sports competitions.
Her passion for TV production, engaging with people and sharing their stories was heightened after assisting on the Channel Seven production ‘SA Life’, and Steph has now brought her bubbly energy to the hospital to improve the lives of sick kids.
Amanda got her start the film & television industry working on a low-budget film back in 2006. With lots of hard work and a bit of luck, she has since coordinated many projects from documentaries, feature films, commercials & children’s television shows such as The Horseman, Mental, Bindi’s Bootcamp, Totally Wild, Queensland Weekender and Creek to Coast.
Two years after joining the Juiced TV team she still gets extremeley excited about co-ordinating the special guests, entertainment and external hospital experiences that make Juiced TV what it is.
Dale has worked in TV since 1993 on everything from news, to game shows and international reality programs.
Dale has won multiple awards for his work, and his creativity is utilised when he is both editing and filming with the Juiced TV team.
Juiced TV is for patients and siblings of any age, ability and condition. Our crew love to filming segments and organise experiences for children based on their interests and what will make a positive difference to their hospital journey. Click to learn more about four of the superstars that we’ve met in the last 2 and a half years!
Sibling superstars Holly and Chloe love to be a part of Juiced! When Holly has been in hospital for her leukaemia treatment, the two of them have hosted episodes, interviewed theatre performers, and made some real Christmas magic when the Juiced crew took them to QPAC to check our Queensland Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ behind the scenes and meet the cast.
12-year-old Poppy comes to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital to make sure her lungs and kidneys are functioning at their best. Poppy loves writing, and her first experience being a part of Juiced TV saw her interview a fellow author, and it wasn’t long until the crew turned one of her own ‘scary’ stories into a Halloween special!
Lewis began participating in Juiced TV when he was in at the Lady Cliento Children's Hospital for rehabilitation. Lewis lost his lower right leg as a result of a boating accident, and while he might have been shy when the Juiced crew first met him - he's certainly since become a role model for all! Learning to run, ice skate, and enjoy swimming with the dolphins with his siblings, have all been milestones that Juiced TV has captured over the past two years. Go Lewis!
This 10-year-old pocket rocket first burst on to our screens when he was 8 years old. Josh doesn’t let his sacral agenesis stop him from doing anything he wants, and after proving this to us time and time again, he joined fellow patients Jess and Bella on the red carpet at the 2016 TV Week Logie Awards Night.
I am very grateful for what you are doing for Poppy. She has had a lot of hospital treatment over the years which will continue to be the case for the rest of her childhood, and over into adulthood. You have transformed an unappealing hospital experience into one of the best experiences of her life.Read more >>