Kyabram CFA and SES volunteers will collecting for the Good Friday Appeal.April 16, 2014 3:54am
Sarah Neff and her daughter Ruby (front left) have both been treated at the Royal Children's Hospital and Sarah said her family appreciates the work of the hospital. Kyabram CFA and SES volunteers will be out and about in Kyabram on Friday to collect for the RCH good Friday Appeal.
Country Fire Authority volunteers across the district will be running a door-knock collection on Friday as part of the Good Friday Appeal.
All proceeds go to the Royal Children’s Hospital and Kyabram CFA volunteers are hoping for another bumper year after last year’s appeal in the town raised a record total of $22
After finalising the total, Kyabram CFA captain Mick Crompton said he was amazed at the generosity of the community, especially given the financial difficulties many local people had experienced in the preceding months.
‘‘It just shows how well the townspeople get behind such an amazing cause,’’ Mr Crompton said.
‘‘At the end of the day, it’s all about getting sick kids the best medical treatment possible.’’
Kyabram resident Sarah Neff and her daughter Ruby, nine months, are thankful for the services available at the hospital.
‘‘I have a lesion on my brain and get migraines every day and was an RCH patient for four years until recently,’’ Ms Neff said.
‘‘Ruby has a birthmark which requires treatment there every two to four weeks.
‘‘My family is grateful for everything the RCH has done to help us we’re keen to support the Good Friday Appeal to help the hospital in return.’’
On Friday, CFA and SES volunteers in Kyabram will do a door-knock collection at addresses north of Allan St during the morning, while addresses south of Allan St will be covered in the afternoon.
Anyone wanting to help out on the day can register at Kyabram Fire Station in Bradley St from 8.30
People wanting to phone through donations for collection on the day can phone 5852
Kyabram Fire Station will be manned from 8
As in previous years, Kyabram’s Good Friday Appeal total has been started off with a donation of $1000 by the MEOFF Committee from the proceeds of this year’s Kyabram Charity Poker Run.
MEOFF representatives Warren Ratcliffe and Rodney Williams presented Mr Crompton with the cheque on Monday.
‘‘I ask members of the community to dig deep as we all know someone who has a family member that has required medical treatment at the RCH,’’ Mr Crompton said.
‘‘Without your support such a facility would not be possible.
‘‘This year we hope to better last year’s total.’’
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