A record-breaking Good Friday Appeal

RCH patients and nurses on Good Friday. Picture: Jake Nowakowski/Herald Sun

The 2017 Good Friday Appeal has raised a record $17,605,662 for the RCH.

As fundraising activities took place across Australia, it was also a special day for those who were at the hospital.

“Once again we are overwhelmed by the extraordinary generosity of the community,” said CEO Professor Christine Kilpatrick.

“The money the appeal raises makes the difference between being a good children’s hospital and a great children’s hospital,” she said.

Celebrity guests, sports stars and other well-known characters and personalities visited the hospital to lend their support to the appeal and meet patients, families and staff who were spending Easter in hospital.

Current and past patients also formed a Guard of Honour in the inaugural twilight Good Friday AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne.

Read a full wrap up in the Herald Sun. 

On behalf of our patients and staff, we want to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who supported this year’s appeal!

One comment for “A record-breaking Good Friday Appeal”

  1. Jonathan Greenwood

    Well done, everyone! I do believe, however, that it’s “patients”, not “patents”.

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