Funds flow for Good Friday Appeal

April 19, 2017

Money, money, money: Kiwanis volunteers Ken Nelson, Kath Renfrew, Jenni Briody, Mick Briody and Les Martin tally the money raised on Good Friday.

For a good cause: Cobram Fire Brigade's Jamie Rowlands, Daniel Barr and Kate McPherson rattle tins on the Cobram Barooga bridge fundraising for the Good Friday Appeal.

The Cobram-Barooga and district communities have once again dug deep into their pockets, raising a generous $60000 for the Good Friday Appeal.

Cobram and Barooga raised $50897, while Strathmerton raised $8480 on Friday.

All money from the appeal goes to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne; this year, the campaign raised $17605662.

Appeal director Anne Randall said after 86 years of fundraising, the appeal was always overwhelmed by the incredible support of the community.

‘‘Today (Friday), thousands of communities from across Victoria and southern NSW have come together to generously support the world-class hospital that is The Royal Children’s Hospital and we sincerely want to thank each and every person who has given up their time and money to the appeal,’’ Ms Randall said.

‘‘We also want to use this opportunity to specially thank all our unbelievable volunteers, tin rattlers, corporate partners, regional area managers and fundraisers for putting together another phenomenal Good Friday Appeal.’’

Across Victoria, rural and regional appeal collectors raised an incredible $3760020 and thousands of CFA collectors around the state also raised $1711604.

Since 1931 the Good Friday Appeal has contributed more than $327million to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

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