Isla receiving her membership to Doreen Brigade from Jan Franklin
Good Friday is fast approaching, and this year you will see an abundance of CFA volunteers at Victoria’s intersections and shopping centres, collecting money for the Royal Children’s Hospital.
A defining sight of the Good Friday Appeal is the thousands of volunteers standing at traffic lights, in camping grounds and clubs and at many events, shaking the Good Friday Appeal tins as people open their hearts and their wallets to support.
Donations can also be made online through your local brigade at https://www.virtualtinshake.com.au/
CFA members have supported the Good Friday Appeal since 1951, volunteering their time to raise more than $35m for the Royal Children’s Hospital over the 71 years.
Acting Chief Officer Rohan Luke says it’s great to have CFA volunteers once again stepping out and collecting money for such a good cause.
“If you see CFA volunteers out and collecting this Good Friday, please stop for a chat and donate generously.
“The Royal Children’s Hospital supports sick kids from right across Victoria and the money raised will help to support their care.
“I’m very proud of our volunteers who have put in such a great effort to raise money again this year.
This year an incredible number of brigades have again given up their time to raise and collect money.
Some of the highlights include Knox Group of eight brigades which is aiming to reach their goal of $40,000 in total this year.
Sebastopol Brigade have been collecting for the Good Friday Appeal for 45 years, and this year are close to hitting a total of $500,000 in money raised for The Royal Children’s Hospital.
CFA’s Doreen Fire Brigade welcomed the face of the 2022 Good Friday Appeal, Isla, as an honorary member of the brigade. Isla met with brigade members for a tour of the fire station and truck. The eight-year-old is in remission after spending half her life in treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. When she met with members of the Doreen Brigade, she got decked out in firefighter gear, had a go using a fire hose and went for a ride in the fire truck.
For Mick and Sharon Crompton at Kyabram Brigade, their involvement in the Good Friday Appeal is more than just a way to raise funds for a good cause. Having led The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal charge for their brigade for the last 12 years, Mick and Sharon have a strong personal connection with their son being diagnosed with fluid on the brain, Kayne required multiple trips to the Children’s before his first birthday.
Over the last 30 years Moe Brigade has been active in raising money every year for the Royal Children’s Hospital, and to date the volunteers have contributed in raising over $1m for Moe and Newborough.
Every year CFA is invited to present the cheque on behalf of all members on Channel 7’s live telecast. And this year we are especially proud as the cheque will be presented by one of our volunteers on behalf of CFA brigades across the state.
- Bayswater Brigade members
- Sebastopol Brigade members
- Moe Brigade's Tara Paulsen and Steve Cassar