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Good Friday Appeal thanks CFA
The Good Friday Appeal recently held a series of ‘Thank you events’ in regional Victoria and Melbourne to thank its supporters for raising a whopping 17. 4 million for the 2016 Good Friday Appeal.
CFA raised more than $1.7 million this year and members from around the state were pleased to take part in these functions to celebrate the success of the appeal, which benefits The Royal Children’s Hospital.
Three events were held across Melbourne, Hamilton and Wangaratta with brigade members from Ararat, Coleraine, Koroit, Hamilton, Horsham, Myrtleford, Springhurst, Eldorado, Wodonga, Corryong, Point Cook, Kalkallo, Euroa, Nillumbik Group, Lang Lang and the Wangaratta group of brigades attending.
John Deeks hosted the Melbourne event and Simone Lionetti, the face of this year's appeal and her family were also there.
The Wangaratta Brigade was presented with the Good Friday Appeal $2 million Achievement Award. The plaque was presented to the Chairman of the Wangaratta brigade Tom Philip.
Anne Randall, Good Friday Appeal Director thanked CFA members for their enduring support of the Good Friday Appeal.
"The generosity of spirit of the Wangaratta brigades and in general the brigades throughout the state never ceases to astound us. We are extremely grateful, and hope that with this small gesture of acknowledgement, the members may all know how much we value this amazing contribution.”
“Thank you CFA and we look forward to continuing to work with you for many years to come” she said.
CFA brigades have been raising money for the appeal for more than 60 years, with collections totalling over $25.5 million for the appeal. Money raised from the appeal helps to buy equipment for the hospital, and to fund research projects and scholarships.
See photos from the events and video footage of the cheque presentation.