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Community digs deep for Royal Children’s Hospital

The people of Heathcote and district chipped in more than $13,000 for the Food Friday Appeal and more donations are yet to be counted.

BARBARA SUNGAILA April 23, 2014 3:10am



The community of Heathcote again gave generously to the Good Friday Appeal, donating more than $13,500.

Victorians donated $16.8 million to the Royal Children’s Hospital fundraiser, another record amount.

Some donations and collections tins are yet to be counted and it is expected Heathcote’s total will go close to matching last year’s record amount $20,300.00.

Appeal co-ordinator Greg Speirs thanked all those who donated and those who helped collect.

The CFA was again out in force, collecting in High St and on roadsides, and raised $2610.05.

Union Hotel owners Lyn and Travis Edwards and their patrons raised $4000 at the time of going to print but expected to beat last year’s total of almost $9000 when all money was counted.

Praveen Gulati, from Heathcote’s Cafe 245, again donated his takings for the day which were expected to match last year’s $5000.

A newcomer to the appeal this year, Rutherford and Maine, will donate this month’s profits of the Ashley scent range to the appeal.


A final figure will be provided in next week’s McIvor Times.

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