Tragic Consequences Unfolded For Nurse Jacintha Saldanha After She Was Duped In A Prank Call By 2Day FM DJs Mel Greig And Michael Christian When They Called The Hospital That Kate, Duchess Of Cambridge Was Treated At

Royal Hoax Radio Station Cancels Christmas Party: Gives $500,000 To Nurse’s Memorial Fund

Radio statio owners, Southern Cross Austereo, have cancelled a planned 2Day FM staff Christmas party in the wake of the suspected suicide of nurse Jacintha Saldanha.

The news comes as global fallout after a prank call was made by two radio presenters from 2Day FM to the London hospital that treated the Duchess of Cambridge continues to unfold.

A spokeswoman for Southern Cross Austereo ( SCA), the parent company of 2 Day FM, said the party was cancelled out of respect for Mrs. Saldana.

“This is no time for celebration at Southern Cross Austereo Sydney, ” Sandy Kaye said.

A $13,000 bar tab had been organised for around 200-250 staff and was to take place at a Sydney live music venue this Thursday. Reportedly, the budget set aside for the party will now be donated to two charities.

In addition, SCA announced that it will donate a minimum of AUS $320,000 into a memorial fund for Mrs Saldanha’s family. While previously pulled advertising will resume on 2Day FM on Thursday, all profits until the end of the year will be donated to the fund.

Jacintha Saldana's Family Paid Tribute To Jacintha In Their Home Town Of Southmead, Bristol