14 April, 2023
Residents dig deep for kids
LOCAL residents have dug deep this year to raise much-needed funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital.
Last week’s Good Friday Appeal saw a record $23,061,320 raised across Victoria – with local residents and businesses showing their support.
The final tally board showed Warrnambool contributed an incredible $76,501 while Garvoc added $23,043, Koroit $19,466 and Port Fairy $16,768.
From tin shaking to raffles, fundraisers and auctions, regional and rural Victoria raised a remarkable almost $3 million.
Penny Fowler, chairman of the Good Friday Appeal, praised the efforts of all volunteers and donors.
“Giving for the kids is what the Good Friday Appeal is all about and what big, generous hearts Victorians had this year,” she said.
“The appeal continues to shine a light on the very best in our community and this year’s appeal was no exception.”
Ms Fowler said the hospital was incredibly grateful to communities all volunteers for digging deep to help ensure The Royal Children’s remains a world-class facility helping sick children and their families.
“It’s been wonderful to see tens of thousands of Victorians come together to generously support the world-class facility that is The Royal Children’s,” Rebecca Cowan, executive director of the Good Friday Appeal said.
“We understand that it has been, and continues to be, a very challenging time for many and we send our heartfelt thanks to those who continue to give what they can to create meaningful change for sick children and their families, enabling the RCH to provide leading healthcare to those who need it most.”