Kyabram and Tongala both achieved their highest collection total at this year's Good Friday Appeal.April 23, 2014 3:33am
Sisters Rathbone Dearna, 14, and Kahlia, 7, joined collectors in Kyabram for the Good Friday Appeal. It was Dearna's fifth and Kahlia's first.
This year’s Good Friday Appeal for The Royal Children’s Hospital broke records locally and statewide.
Combined tin-shaking efforts of Kyabram Country Fire Authority and State Emergency Service volunteers, together with other people and donations from local organisations and businesses brought Kyabram’s fundraising total to $22
This beat last year’s record figure of $22
Kyabram CFA captain Mick Crompton, whose son Kayne has been a regular Royal Children’s Hospital patient since being born with hydrocephalus, said he was delighted with the result.
‘‘The total just seems to keep going up every year and it’s a tremendous effort by everyone involved,’’ he said.
‘‘We had 55 CFA, SES and community volunteers out and about collecting on Friday and it just shows how strongly people feel towards supporting The Royal Children’s Hospital.’’
Mr Crompton said Kyabram’s total included more than $1300 Merrigum CFA volunteers collected, $1000 from the CFA’s recent annual golf day 48 players attended at Parkland Golf Club, $4582 Safeway Kyabram collected and a $1000 donation from the MEOFF Committee.
Tongala CFA’s Ashley Steepe also reported a great response, with 17 volunteers collecting $6512.17 across Tongala this year, compared to $5309.85 last year.
Girgarre CFA volunteer Teena Harris said 12 CFA members who drove out to farms across the area as well as collecting in the town, returned with $2754.
Kyabram Uncle Bob’s Club branch president Isobel Attwood was also pleased with the result achieved from the club’s tin shakes and Good Friday raffle.
‘‘We raised $6340.15 and I’d like to say a big thank you to our small group of volunteers for their efforts and everyone who helped make this year’s appeal such a great success,’’ Mrs Attwood said.
Across Victoria, a record-breaking $16
Last year’s official figure was $16
The final overall total was announced at midnight on Friday following completion of fundraising efforts across Victoria.
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