Heathcote’s Union Hotel raised a healthy donation for the Royal Children’s Hospital earlier this month.ZACH HUBBER May 1, 2014 3:10am
Union Hotel owners Lyn and Travis Edwards raised more than $10,000 for Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Photos: Zach Hubber
Heathcote’s Union Hotel successfully surpassed its Good Friday Appeal record after it raised $10,683.95 for the Royal Children’s Hospital earlier this month.
Donations to the hotel’s tins were still being calculated last week before the final tally was reached.
Owner Lyn Edwards said she and her husband Travis were stoked.
‘‘It’s only a little amount in the grand scheme of things, but it’s so great the way this town got behind it,’’ Mrs Edwards said.
‘‘When I saw it was more than $10,000 I almost burst into tears.’’
Mrs Edwards thanked those who donated items to be auctioned off and others who gave generously.
The hospital holds a special place in the Edwards’ hearts as their son, Brodie, was flown to the hospital for emergency surgery soon after his birth in Shepparton.
Brodie still attends the hospital for regular check-ups.
‘‘We owe our lives to that hospital for everything they provided,’’ Mrs Edwards said.
‘‘It’s so close to our hearts and we just want to keep thanking them.
‘‘I guess this is one way we can.’’
The Edwards have owned the Union Hotel for four years and plan to raise money for the appeal again in 2015.
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