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30th March, 2020

This has been a very challenging time for everyone and like all of you, the Good Friday Appeal has been significantly impacted with cancelled fundraising events and activities, and an altered Appeal and Telethon. 

Despite all of the challenges that exist with COVID-19, it is heartwarming to hear that so many of you still want to continue to show your support for The Royal Children’s Hospital, their patients and families, and for that we thank you! 

We are working hard on a fundraising campaign to support the change in environment this year which we will share with you shortly. However the extreme nature of events over the past few weeks and the days to come will impact the way we conduct our campaign. Of utmost importance is the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and partners.

TELETHON UPDATE

For over 60 years, Channel 7 has been a big supporter of the Appeal, by broadcasting a live Telethon. In light of the current situation, a live all-day broadcast is certainly not possible. Therefore a one hour ‘Good Friday Appeal Special’ will go to air from 7pm on Good Friday, hosted by Channel 7’s Peter Mitchell and Jane Bunn. Please join us by watching and celebrating the world leading hospital the community has helped build. 

HOW TO SUPPORT THIS YEARS’ APPEAL

For those still looking for ways to support the Appeal this year, you can:

  • Purchase a ticket in our great raffle with over $190,000 worth of prizes
  • Donate online at any time 
  • Watch the Channel 7 program from 7pm on Good Friday 

A reminder that the following events have been cancelled:

We are all experiencing the extraordinary circumstances of COVID- 19 and we acknowledge the severe implications for our community.  We really value the enormous contribution you all make to the health and wellbeing of our children and we hope you stay well and look after each other.

This page will be updated as information comes to hand.

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