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CFA's spirited effort for the Good Friday Appeal

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In CFA’s 70th year of support for the Good Friday Appeal, members across Victoria opened their hearts once again, helping to raise $1,028,328 for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

CFA's spirited effort for the Good Friday Appeal

Photo: CFA Chief Officer Jason Heffernan was joined by Berwick FB member Meg Le Miere and Narre Warren FB member Dan Kraan for the cheque presentation last night.

The overall tally for the Good Friday Appeal’s 90th year of giving for the kids was $17,122,879.

After pivoting to a Virtual Tin Shake last year, volunteers were excited to return to in-person tin rattling at traffic lights and door knocking across their communities in a COVID Safe manner.

Many brigades showcased their adaptability, embracing QR codes and the Virtual Tin Shake to complement their in-person fundraising activities.

Brigades that registered their support using the Virtual Tin Shake raised a total of more than $45,000 online.

Last night, CFA Chief Officer Jason Heffernan presented the cheque for more than $1 million alongside members from Berwick and Narre Warren Fire Brigades.

CO Heffernan gave congratulations to all involved in this year’s Appeal.

“It was an honour to present the cheque to the Royal Children’s Hospital on behalf of the dedicated CFA members right across Victoria,” CO Heffernan said.

“CFA brigades have a long and rich history supporting the Appeal and this year was no exception.

“Congratulations to all of our CFA members involved in raising funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital – it was a fantastic effort and you and your communities should be proud.”

Heroes: Bayswater CFA crews visited the Royal Children's Hospital on Good Friday.

CO Heffernan said the Good Friday Appeal has become a staple of CFA’s identity and it was encouraging to see members back in their yellows, fundraising in-person among their respective communities.

“CFA is proud to have maintained its support of the Good Friday Appeal over the last 70 years and hopes to continue raising money for the kids for another 70.”

“This result is a testament to our members who not only put their communities first by protecting lives and property, but also raising much needed funds for this important cause.

Cheque Presentation: Berwick FB member Meg Le Miere (left) and Narre Warren member Dan Kraan (right).

Prior to this year’s effort, CFA members have raised more than $34 million for the Good Friday Appeal to help the Royal Children’s Hospital provide world-class care to our kids.

The money raised for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal will be used to buy medical equipment and ensure kids are provided with the best possible treatment and care.

Photo: Bayswater CFA members visited some of the kids at the Royal Children's Hospital on Good Friday.