Volunteers will be out in force during the next couple of weeks fundraising for a very special cause: The Good Friday Appeal.
The appeal raises much-needed funds for equipment, research and education to support the work of the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Last year, the Cobram Barooga area raised more than $35000.
Cobram area manager and Kiwanis volunteer Mick Briody urged community members to dip into their pockets and wallets and help out.
He said volunteers had already started the process, collecting tins from businesses across the region.
Volunteers will have tins outside Woolworths and IGA in the lead-up to Good Friday on April 14.
A concerted effort with many volunteers will held be on Thursday, April 13, with people set up with tins outside both supermarkets from about 4pm until late.
They’ll be getting an early start on Good Friday after setting up at the Cobram CFA station to count the tallies.
‘‘The CFA will be taking donations on Good Friday again, they’ll be set up on both sides of the bridge,’’ Mr Briody said.
‘‘It wouldn’t be possible without the generous support from the businesses and people here.
‘‘The Grand Central pub have a great effort, they fundraise all year round and have a big raffle.
‘‘The RACV holiday park will also be having a fish and chip fundraising day until 7.30pm and will have a family-friendly movie night afterwards.’’
A special family fun day will also be held at Mivo Park to fundraise for the appeal, with plenty of food and activities to entertain people of all ages.
Mr Briody said this year the annual monster wood raffle wouldn’t be taking place, with smaller wood raffles throughout the year aiming to raise more money.
●Anyone who would like to volunteer with the tin collection is asked to phone Mick on 0417144308.
●To donate, visit businesses around town, IGA or Woolworths, or donate online at www.goodfridayappeal.com.au