$13.8m record for Good Friday Appeal

rchThe Good Friday Appeal has raised a record $13,862,734.

Despite the economic gloom and the bushfire devastation, Victorians raised more than ever before for the Royal Chidlren’s Hospital.

Appeal director Christine Unsworth said, “We are very grateful for whatever anyone can give this year.”

The telethon was broadcast by the Seven Network. Seven personalities mingled with sports stars and volunteers to help deliver the annual appeal. Once again, congrats to all involved in staging the telethon.

Source / photo: news.com.au

3 Comments:

  1. i am a sydneysider in melb at the mo. i watched this pretty much all day. can i say that the spirt of the victorians giving to the needy is outstanding. especially from the country towns. i thought last night was very entertaining and uplifting. I hope sydney can do something like this in the future. great use of TV. i know ch7 Perth has one that does a great job each year as well.

    I don’t mean to sound comparing. but when you see the highly hyped bushfire telethon get $20mil for the whole country. and the GFA score 13.8 just for vic it really does show the power of a state.

  2. Great news.
    You know, the Childrens Hospital at Westmead here in Sydney is underfunded and really looking for funds. I wonder if there would ever be a Sydney version of this appeal. I would think that it would be on Seven as they have the experience with the Melbourne appeal. The hospital is underfunded by millions ($10m i think) so perhaps the hospital could get the shortfall this way. Just a thought.

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