The Royal Children’s Hospital would like to thank the entire community – our supporters, patients, families, staff, volunteers and friends – for your generous support of the 2012 Good Friday Appeal.
This year’s Good Friday Appeal raised $15,820,640.78 for The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).
As fundraising activities took place across Australia, it was also a special day for those who were at the hospital.
Media, celebrity guests and other well-known personalities came to the hospital to lend their support to the appeal and meet patients, families and staff.
Channel 7 broadcast its evening news live from the hospital on the eve of the Good Friday Appeal. On Good Friday, patients woke up with Channel 7’s Sunrise and from 9.00am until 5.00pm, Nick McCallum and Jennifer Kyte interviewed patients and their families about their time at RCH to support the fundraising efforts of the appeal.
Special guests, including the Easter Bunny, Channel 7 celebrities, Ronald McDonald and furry creatures visited patients in their bedrooms and on wards.
AFL players from North Melbourne, Richmond and Hawthorn football clubs and the netball players from the Melbourne Vixens visited the hospital to spend time with children and their families too.
Staff volunteered their time to help out on the day by touring guests through the wards and giving out gifts and giveaways generously donated for the children in hospital on the day.
In the weeks leading up to the Good Friday Appeal, the Herald Sun and Channel 7 have also been on site interviewing and filming patients and families to promote the work of our hospital and support the appeal.
Thank you and congratulations to everyone involved.
For more updates click here to view the Good Friday Appeal website.