The Good Friday Appeal raised an amazing $16,846,396.09 for The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and the Education Institute was proud to contribute to this effort by collaborating with Supreme Incursions and SNAG Golf Australia to make it a special day for those who were at the hospital.
The Specialist Clinics area at RCH was buzzing with activity as Education Institute staff and a team of volunteers from Supreme Incursions worked with young people to design, build and race billy carts around a tailor made track. There was lots of huffing and puffing and giggling as adults and children alike took it in turns to burn up the track on their billy carts!
A very big thank you to everyone who was involved in the activities on Good Friday. Our friends from Supreme Incursions and SNAG Golf Australia, who donated a golf target, were fantastic and it was great to see so many children and their families engaged in activities together. We are so pleased to be able to support this important RCH event and to ensure that children who are unable to go home for Easter can still enjoy the spirit of this wonderful day.
Following activities here at the RCH, I went to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre to the Kids Day Out. Amongst other things, I spent time at the Teddy Bear Hospital. It was lovely to see the interactions between children and medical students from The University of Melbourne and once again I was reminded of the many opportunities that exist to mesh education and health together.