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RCH says 'Thank You' for 2017 Good Friday Appeal
Last Friday night (26 May) The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal held the first of a series of ‘Thank you’ events in Parkville to express their thanks to supporters for raising a total of $17,605,662 for this year’s appeal.
Mike O’Brien, Chief of Surgery, hosted the event and presented highlights from the appeal including a powerful photo collage capturing heart-touching moments taken over a five-week period when Herald Sun photographer Jake Nowakowski.
Remy Dyer, the face of this year’s appeal, and his family were in attendance. As an acknowledgement of their involvement and an everlasting memory, the appeal team created and presented a custom photo book capturing Remy’s journey.
Joining representatives from various community and volunteer groups, CFA members from Point Cook, The Basin, Bayswater, Newstead, Irymple, Lang Lang and Mildura attended. The dedication of CFA members is long-standing, having raised over $25 million for the appeal since 1951.
Penny Fowler, Chairman of the Herald and Weekly Times, thanked CFA for its efforts and described CFA volunteers as the arms and legs of the appeal.
Money raised from the Good Friday Appeal goes towards ensuring The Royal Children’s Hospital continues to offer world-class care, the latest equipment and research for sick children to have the best start in life.
Photo caption: Steve Krohn (Irymple), Noel Leslie (Mildura), Christopher Simmins (Newstead), Cheryl van der Velden (The Basin), Jim van der Velden (The Basin), Bree Nesbitt (Point Cook), Alison Anderson (Point Cook), Rob Williams (Bayswater), Stacey Sorrel (Bayswater) and Denis Vrabcek (Bayswater)