Four generations of a Benalla family helped collect more than $100 000 raised by the district in the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.TONI BRIENT April 23, 2014 3:34am
Family affair: Volunteering for the Good Friday Appeal is a tradition for the family, with (from left) Graham Green, Lachlan Green, Sarah Green and Brett Green all taking part.
The Green family is no stranger to the Good Friday Appeal, with grandfather Graham Green shaking tins for the Royal Children’s Hospital since 1967.
Graham’s son Brett began volunteering for the cause during the 1980s aged seven and has passed the tradition on to his own children Lachlan, 14, and Sarah, 11.
On Friday, the three generations again joined a troupe of other volunteers from Benalla Country Fire Authority brigade to collect donations across the district.
Graham said he thought the campaign was successful because of the hospital’s contribution to families across the state.
Graham said his own family had spent time there, especially when grandson William received a liver transplant as an infant.
‘‘It’s going to a good cause,’’ he said.
‘‘There are a lot of people who say, ‘No’ (when asked for a donation), and I think they should just go down and see the job the Royal Children’s Hospital do.’’
Benalla residents donate tens of thousands of dollars a year to the CFA’s Good Friday Appeal collection, with this year’s efforts totalling $39
The amount smashes last year’s total of about $28
The Benalla district raised more than $100
Lachlan said he once had someone put $200 in his tin.
Graham said his tins used to fill the quickest before the Hume Fwy Benalla bypass was built.
‘‘When the cars all came over the bridge they used to bottleneck at Arundel St,’’ Graham said.
‘‘Now the freeway’s there we don’t get as many.’’
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