Appeal raises plenty

May 19, 2017

All the coins have been counted and all the notes have been banked — the final tally for the Cobram-Barooga region’s Good Friday Appeal for the Royal Children’s Hospital efforts are in.

Cobram raised $50897 and Strathmerton raised $8480.

Kiwanis Good Friday Appeal co-ordinator Mick Briody said it was an outstanding amount raised from a small community.

‘‘As always, the people who live in and visit our collection area are extremely generous for this worthy cause,’’ he said.

Mr Briody thanked the Grand Central Hotel, raising $6530 throughout the year with special thanks to owner Mel, as well as the Cobram CFA, raising $8545.90 on Good Friday, Woolworths for $8067.13 collected throughout the year, Yarroweyah CFA $4628.70 on Good Friday and around town, as well as the Kiwanis’ efforts throughout the year.

‘‘This year we also acknowledge the magnificent efforts of the RACV Holiday Centre who ran a Fish ’n’ Chip Day and raised $790.50,’’ he said.

‘‘On behalf of the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Kiwanis Club would like to say a big thank you to all those who gave up some of their time to assist this worthy cause.’’

Woolworths Cobram store manager Craig Kelly said they were overwhelmed by the support and generosity received from the local community, and thanked everyone for their contribution to such a positive cause.

‘‘The Good Friday Appeal is a big part of our store’s community engagement and our team members and customers always look forward to doing their part each year,’’ Mr Kelly said.

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