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CFA raises $1.7m for GFA
CFA members have raised and collected more than $1.7 million for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
In addition to the funds collected by CFA tin shakers over the Easter weekend, CFA also teamed up with MFB for a 14-hour treadmill challenge on Thursday, raising more than $21,000.
CFA Operations Manager Allan Rankin and his dad Jimmy Rankin, who has more than 50 years’ service to the Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal, presented the cheque to Seven Network’s telethon on Good Friday, representing the money collected by all CFA members.
CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington said the total figure raised by CFA was $1,711,604.22.
“Our volunteers along with our career staff not only do a brilliant job keeping Victorians safe, but they also put their hands up to help those in need, regardless of the circumstance,” he said.
“Their effort to raise funds for the Good Friday Appeal is a perfect example of this selflessness and commitment.
“Fundraising in and of such a worthy cause has yet again, been outstanding this year, and our members throughout the state are to be highly commended.”
The final tally for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal was $17, 605,662. Funds will be used to buy medical equipment and fund research projects and scholarships.
See here to read more about Jimmy Rankin.