Heathcote's Union Hotel is continuing its record of fundraising for the Royal Children's Hospital.BARBARA SUNGAILA April 17, 2014 3:10am
Event organiser Lyn Edwards with her son Brodie, 7, who underwent life-saving surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital within 10 hours of his birth. Photo: Barbara Sungaila
Heathcote’s Lyn Edwards is busy getting ready for the Union Hotel’s annual Good Friday Appeal fundraiser which promises to be biggest and best yet.
She said donations had been flooding in and the support from the community was brilliant.
‘‘Everyone’s struggling with tough times financially,’’ she said.
‘‘But that doesn’t matter when it comes to the Good Friday Appeal.
‘‘People are seeing our fundraiser as the start of their Easter long weekend.
‘‘It’s a family event.’’
Mrs Edwards had firsthand experience of just how important the Royal Children’s Hospital was when her son Brodie, now seven, was born almost two months early.
A life-threatening condition saw him flown from Shepparton to Melbourne and he underwent surgery within 10 hours of his birth.
This was followed by two weeks in intensive care and he has had ongoing treatment at the hospital ever since, including a recent overnight stay.
Mrs Edwards said the care from the staff at the Royal Children’s Hospital was fantastic.
‘‘Brodie was back at the Royal Children’s this year, and they were just so great with him,’’ she said.
“You cannot fault the service there, if your child is sick it’s just the best of the best.
“You can trust them.”
Last year the hotel’s fundraising efforts netted almost $9000 and this Friday there will be something for all ages as Heathcote residents are again urged to dig deep for a good cause.
Children’s events include face painting, balloons and lolly bags, fairy floss, a colouring in competition, hot dog eating contests and laughing clowns.
There will be a jumping castle, a merry-go-round and a giant slide
‘‘It will be safe and secure for the kids,’’ Mrs Edwards said.
Adults will also have a hot dog-eating competition as well as a goods and services auction, a second hand ‘‘yard sale’’ auction, the bar stool auction and the annual teddy bear auction.
There will be raffles and lucky numbers and a spinning wheel with 10 meat trays up for grabs
The fun starts at midday Friday at 171-173 High St, Heathcote.
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