2022 Final Tally

The Good Friday Appeal is thrilled to have achieved a record breaking tally of $22,328,154 for The Royal Children’s Hospital in 2022.

Communities around Victoria and beyond have dug deep for The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal producing a history making result.

The record breaking tally is: $22,328,154 

With this incredible tally, the Good Friday Appeal is thrilled to have reached a milestone of over $421M going directly to The Royal Children’s Hospital. 

From tin shaking to raffles, fundraisers and auctions, regional and rural Victoria raised a remarkable $2,581,661.

Penny Fowler, Chairman of the Good Friday Appeal said: “The Appeal is all about Victorians giving what they can, everyone doing just a little to create something big, improving countless lives. This has resulted in a phenomenal tally for the 2022 Good Friday Appeal. We are incredibly grateful to the whole community for their generous donations to this year’s Good Friday Appeal and extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has come together to support The Royal Children’s Hospital. Thank you to both the Federal and State Governments for the generous contributions to the Appeal to ensure it remains a world-class facility helping sick Australian children and families.”

Rebecca Cowan, Executive Director of the Good Friday Appeal said: “We know that the past couple of years have been challenging for all Australians but it has been wonderful to see everyone come together and support the Appeal. 

“For the first time in two years, we were also thrilled that our annual Kids Day Out was able to make a comeback and saw thousands of families come together and participate in the activities that support the Appeal. The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre was once again an exceptional host. To everyone who participated, whether in your small local community, donated, or tuned into the telethon to celebrate key donations, we thank you. The total is truly overwhelming and that is thanks to everyone who has come together to support the kids.”

From the millions of dollars donated by the RCH Auxiliaries, Woolworths, CFA, Henley and Villawood, The Herald Sun/Transurban Run for the Kids through to funds raised by local lemonade stands, pub trivia nights and handmade craft stores, the Appeal sends its heartfelt thanks. 

The Good Friday Appeal sends its heartfelt thanks to the Faces of the 2022 Appeal, Alex and Isla and their families for their incredible resilience and strength. Alex and Isla and their loved ones represent the thousands of patients and families at The Royal Children’s Hospital that benefit from the selfless donations and efforts from the community which help the hospital to be at the forefront of paediatric care. 

This year, The Royal Children’s Hospital Auxiliaries celebrated an incredible milestone of 100 years and Channel 7 celebrated 65 years of supporting the Good Friday Appeal with another talent-filled telethon. The 2022 Good Friday Appeal has been made possible thanks to the thousands of committed collectors, volunteers, devoted tin rattlers, exceptional area managers, corporate partners, community groups and the people of Victoria. It is because of their dedication that Australian children are able to receive the best care possible. 

Funds from this year’s Good Friday Appeal will go towards ground-breaking research, state of the art equipment and technology, education and family centred care programs. This year, funds will go directly to the Children’s Cancer Centre and CARES (4 Kids) which provides Cancer Allied Health Resources, Education and Supportive Care programs. The Children’s Cancer Centre sees approximately 1,400 patients a year, including 300 newly diagnosed patients per year. 

The Good Friday Appeal would not have been possible without the support of its partners: Herald Sun, Channel 7, 3AW, Smooth & Nova, Ace Radio, MCEC, City Of Melbourne, Telstra, Woolworths, Henley and Villawood Properties, RCH Auxiliaries, CFA, Uncle Bob’s Club, Pied Pipers, Little Athletics, Cadbury and Costco. The Good Friday Appeal are also grateful to have the support of the AFL and the North Melbourne and Western Bulldogs football teams, as well as Melbourne Storm and Melbourne Rebels, who also helped fundraise in 2022. 

With an incredible record-breaking fundraising result, the Good Friday Appeal is truly humbled by the generosity of the Victorian community and beyond.

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