Mooroopna and Shepparton were among Victoria's top 20 Good Friday Appeal fundraising towns.JENNA BISHOP April 22, 2014 3:36am
Generous: Mooroopna Country Fire Authority member Leonard Balfour rattled tins for The Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
Mooroopna residents have dug deep to donate to this year’s Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, raising $40
Mooroopna’s appeal co-ordinator Leon Williams said the figure topped last year’s result of $32
‘‘It was a really great effort — the town’s doorknock raised approximately $10
He said Mooroopna’s Woolworths contributed about $9500, traffic light tin-rattlers raised $4500 and the auction raised about $2600.
Mr Williams said People Supporting People’s mobile food truck set up in Mooroopna and raised more than $8000.
Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal deputy director Emoke Bakacssaid Mooroopna’s effort meant it figured, with Shepparton, among the state’s top 20 fundraising towns.
‘‘Mooroopna raised above average funds — they did remarkably well,’’ she said.
Ms Bakacs said regional communities such as Mooroopna and Shepparton were vital to the success of the appeal.
‘‘Regional Victoria went extremely well, raising $3.8
‘‘We have incredible people in country towns who are so motivated. It just goes to show that it doesn’t matter what your status is economically.
‘‘Country towns pull out wonderful figures every year.’’
The appeal raised $16
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