Rochester area youth group members were among the tin rattlers who collected thousands for the Good Friday Appeal.ELAINE COONEY April 23, 2014 3:10am
Good Friday Appeal collectors (from left) Shantelle and Monique Keech, Mitchell Burgoine, Jessica Horkings, Lachlan Burgoine, Jayier Horkings and Brock Wright. Photo: submitted
Rochester’s youth groups collected $7347 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
Rochester area manager Eunice Cartner said the children knocked on every door in town to raise the money.
‘‘Everyone chipped in and it was a great effort,’’ she said.
Mrs Cartner was grateful of the support of the Little Athletics and swimming clubs, Leos, SES, fire brigade, junior fire brigade and community members who volunteered their time.
‘‘It was a very rewarding day knowing we have helped children who need special care at this wonderful hospital,’’ she said.
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