The strength of the Good Friday Appeal lies with the thousands of people who volunteer their expertise, time and talent to organise fundraising activities throughout the year.

Since 1931, over $468 million has been raised to deliver the best possible care to patients and their families at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Your donations support projects in the following areas:

This incredible contribution demonstrates the power of the community coming together to support a wonderful cause.

People get involved in the Good Friday Appeal in numerous ways, through events and collection groups in regional towns and metropolitan Melbourne as well as our official fundraisers who come up with creative ideas to bring together their family, friends and colleagues.

It is thanks to the support of the community that the Appeal continues to grow while maintaining and respecting its long and proud 93 year history.

The Good Friday Appeal is supported by a small team who works closely with our generous partners, supporters, collection groups and fundraisers by providing tools, resources and advice to support our fundraisers.

Every donation, no matter how big or small, makes an enormous difference to helping The Royal Children’s Hospital to be a great hospital, providing world class care and continuing their work in leading the way as one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals, helping kids live healthy lives and realise their full potential.

2024 Regional Funding Announcement

The Good Friday Appeal is taking The Royal Children’s Hospital excellence into the regions to support regional paediatric health services – Barwon Health, Bendigo Health, Grampians Health, Goulburn Valley Health, Albury Wodonga Health and Latrobe Regional Health.

“ For the first time in our history, we are thrilled to be using a portion of the Good Friday Appeal funds to take the RCH excellence into the regions to help kids receive care closer to home, build capability and capacity of paediatric health services across the State. Thank you to the community for your incredible fundraising efforts to make this happen.”” 
Penny Fowler AM, Chairman of the Good Friday Appeal.


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