Record breaking fundraising result for the 2023 Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal
Communities around Victoria and beyond have dug deep, producing another exceptional record breaking fundraising total donation tally for The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. The final tally is: $23,061,320 From tin shaking to raffles, fundraisers and auctions, regional and rural Victoria raised a remarkable $2,955,656. Penny Fowler, Chairman of the Good Friday Appeal said: […]
Communities around Victoria and beyond have dug deep, producing another exceptional record breaking fundraising total donation tally for The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
The final tally is: $23,061,320
From tin shaking to raffles, fundraisers and auctions, regional and rural Victoria raised a remarkable $2,955,656.
Penny Fowler, Chairman of the Good Friday Appeal said: “Giving for the kids is what the Good Friday Appeal is all about and what big, generous hearts Victorians have had this year. The Appeal continues to shine a light on the very best in our community and this year’s Appeal is no exception. We are incredibly grateful to communities in Victoria and all the volunteers for digging deep for 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 children and their families.”
Rebecca Cowan, Executive Director of the Good Friday Appeal said: “It’s been wonderful to see tens of thousands of Victorians come together to generously support the world-class facility that is The Royal Children’s Hospital.
“Whether you joined us at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for Kids Day Out, took part in a local fundraiser, tuned into Channel 7’s Telethon, watched the AFL SuperClash or donated, we thank you.
“We understand that it has been, and continues to be, a very challenging time for many, and we sends our heartfelt thanks to those who continue to give what they can to create meaningful change for sick children and their families, enabling the RCH to provide leading healthcare to those who need it most,” said Rebecca.
This year, funds from the Good Friday Appeal will go directly to new and ongoing programs including, Cardiac projects, the Centre for Health Analytics, development of the Melbourne Children’s Campus Mental Health Strategy and vibrant youth program Chronic Illness Peer Support (ChIPS). Each year, donations from the Good Friday Appeal support ground-breaking research, state of the art equipment and technology, family centred care programs and attracting and retaining the brightest minds.
The Good Friday Appeal would not have been possible without the support of its partners; the Herald Sun and Channel 7, The Weekly Times, Geelong Advertiser, 3AW, Smooth & Nova, QMS Media, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, City of Melbourne, North Melbourne and Carlton Football Clubs and the AFL, Telstra, Woolworths, Henley Homes, Villawood Properties, Cadbury, Costco, Aviation Rescue, Uncle Bob’s Club Little Athletics Victoria, RCH Auxiliaries, Pied Pipers, Racing Victoria, Victoria Racing Club, Decjuba, Chemist Warehouse, Bambi Mini Co, Hunky Dory and ALH.
The 2023 Good Friday Appeal is incredibly grateful 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.
With an incredible fundraising result, the Good Friday Appeal is truly humbled by the generosity of the Victorian community and beyond. Since 1931, the Good Friday Appeal has raised a momentous $444M going directly to The Royal Children’s Hospital.