Thank You

18th April, 2017


Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2017 Good Friday Appeal.

We are once again overwhelmed with the support and generosity of our community. It is because of your vigour and enthusiasm in fundraising that The Royal Children’s Hospital is able to continue to provide world class care.

The Good Friday Appeal depends on the hard work of many individuals and organisations and there are many people to thank for the success of this years appeal.

First and foremost, we would like to thank the staff at The Royal Children’s Hospital, who work tirelessly all year round – and especially in the lead up to the Appeal.  It is because of their hard work that the young patients at The Royal Children’s Hospital are able to enjoy the fun of the Appeal and have an extra special Easter.



Thank you to the patients and their families at The Royal Children’s Hospital for sharing their incredible stories. We have been inundated with touching accounts from patients and families and it is through these stories, as told by the Herald Sun and 7News, that we are able to better understand the important work of The Royal Children’s Hospital.

We would like to thank the face of the 2017 appeal Remy Dyer and his family in particular. We have been touched by your story and your commitment to The Royal Children’s Hospital and we are grateful for you giving your time to champion our cause. Remy’s captivating smile and bright and curious personality instantly won us over at the Good Friday Appeal and we are grateful for the positivity that the Dyer family has brought to this year’s Appeal. Thank you.


We would like to thank our principal partners, the Herald Sun and Channel 7 who continue to provide endless support to us throughout the year.


The annual telethon also benefits from the support of our major partners Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 3AW, Telstra and NAB. Thank you for your assistance with planning and executing such a wonderful event. Thank you to MiNC Events, our amazing event planners for all your hard work.


Thank you to the 1500+ volunteers who helped us answer calls and process donations during the 2017 telethon.




The Good Friday Appeal is one of the biggest community appeals in Australia and its success depends on the dedication of thousands of people who volunteer their time, expertise and creativity to organise fundraising activities throughout the year.


Thank you to the volunteer members of the Country Fire Authority, Uncle Bobs Club, Pied Pipers and The Royal Children’s Hospital Auxiliaries that coordinate fundraising efforts throughout the year and collections on Good Friday.



Thank you to all the staff, students, parents and friends of the hundreds of wonderful schools that have participated in the annual Schools for the Kids fundraising campaign. You did an amazing job!



Thank you to all our Regional Area Managers and their supporters who work tirelessly year after year to coordinate events and local fundraising efforts in their communities:


Rotary Club of Albury Dunkeld Consolidated School Little River Hotel GFA Committee Rushworth GFA Committee
Apex Club of Alexandra Dunolly Urban Fire Brigade Lockington GFA Rotary of Rutherglen
Ararat Urban Fire Brigade Devinish GFA Committee Longwood White Hart Hotel Lions Club of Sale Inc
Avenel Rural Fire Brigade Lions Club of Echuca Macarthur GFA Committee San Remo CFA
Avoca GFA Committee Edenhope GFA Committee Macedon Fire Brigade Seaspray Good Friday Appeal
Lions Club of Bacchus Marsh Inc Eildon GFA Committee Macorna CFA Seville CFA
The Rotary Club of Bairnsdale Victoria Hotel Elmore Maffra Fire Brigade Seymour Urban Fire Brigade
Ballan Group of Fire Brigades Elphinstone Fire Brgiade Manangatang GFA Committee Shepparton Fire Brigade
Bannockburn Fire Brigade Erica Community Apex Club of Mansfield Springhurst CFA
Baranduda Fire Brigade Euroa Fire Brigade Marnoo Navy Blue Supporters Lions Club of St Arnaud
Barmah Uncle Bobs Club Finley Fire Brigade Marysville Fire Brigade St James GFA Committee
Bass Strait Charity Fund Fryerstown Fire Brigade McEvoy Tavern Eldorado St Leonards Golf Club
Beaufort GFA Committee Fyansford Hotel Social Club Metcalfe Fire Brigade Stanhope Fire Brigade
Beeac Rural Fire Brigade Garvoc GFA Committee Mildura/Irymple Fire Brigade Stawell Urban Fire Brigade
Beechworth Urban Fire Brigade Geelong GFA Committee Commercial Hotel Minyip Stratford Fire Brigade
Benalla Fire Brigade Uncle Bobs Club Gippsland Mirboo North GFA Committee Strathmerton GFA Committee
Bendigo Uncle Bobs Club South Gippsland Fire Brigades Moe GFA Committee Streatham & District GFA Committee
Berriwillock GFA Committee Glengarry Community Mooroopna Urban Fire Brigade Swan Hill Bendigo Bank Ltd
Birchip GFA Committee Girgarre Fire Brigade Mortlake GFA Committee Swan Reach Hotel
Birregurra GFA Committee Gisborne Fire Brigade Morwell GFA Committee Tallangatta GFA Committee
Boolarra Bowling Club Golden Age Hotel GFA Committee Mount Beauty GFA Committee Taradale Fire Brigade
Boorhaman Hotel Goroke Lions Club Mount Egerton Fire Brigade Tatong Tavern GFA Committee
Boort Amity Club Gunbower GFA Committee Mount Moriac Hotel Lions Club of Tatura
Bridgewater Urban Fire Brigade Lions Club of Hamilton Mulwala Fire Brigade Telangatuk East GFA Committee
Bright Fire Brigade Harrow Rural Fire Brigade Lions Club of Murchison Terang CFA
Broadford Lions Club Inc Healesville Fire Brigade Murtoa GFA Committee Thoona Hotel
Bundalong Tavern Lions Club of Heathcote Myrtleford GFA Committee Timboon GFA Committee
Uncle Bobs Club Bunyip Heyfield GFA Committee Nagambie GFA Committee Tocumwal Fire Brigade
Cabbage Creek Caravan Park Heywood GFA Committee Narrawong Fire Brigade Tongala Fire Brigade
Campbells Creek Urban Fire Brigade Hillcrest Fire Brigade Nathalia Uncle Bobs Club Tooleybuc GFA Committee
Camperdown GFA Committee Holbrook SES, Town & Rural Brigades National Hotel Natimuk Trafalgar Fire Brigade
Carisbrook Fire Brigade Hopetoun GFA Committee Uncle Bobs Club Neerim South Torrumbarry Hotel
Casterton GFA Committee Lions Club of Horsham Newham Rural Fire Brigade Trafalgar Community
Castlemaine Fire Brigade Howlong Community Newstead Rural Fire Brigade Traralgon GFA Committee
Cavendish GFA Committee Inglewood Fire Brigade Lions Club of Nhill Lions Club of Trentham
Charlton GFA Committee Inverleigh GFA Committee Retreat Hotel Nicholson Tungamah Hotel GFA Committee
Chewton CFA Inverloch GFA Committee Numurkah Fire Brigade Lions Club of Violet Town
Chiltern GFA Committee Jeparit Fire Brigade Nyah Fire Brigade Wallan CFA
Churchill Hotel Jerilderie Sports Club Ocean Grove Fire Brigade Wandong Rural Fire Brigade
Clunes Fire Brigade Jindera Community Orbost GFA Committee Wangaratta Urban Fire Brigade
Quota Club of Cobden Lascelles Hotel Paynesville Fire Brigade Warburton Fire Brigade
Kiwanis Club of Cobram-Barooga Lions Club of Kaniva Uncle Bobs Club Peninsula Group Warracknabeal Urban Fire Brigade
Lions Club of Cohuna Lions Club of Kerang Phillip Island GFA Committee Kiwanis Club of Warrnambool
Lions Club of Colac Kiewa Fire Brigade Poowong/Loch GFA Committee Watchem Fire Brigade
Colbinabbin GFA Committee Kilmore CFA Historic Port Albert Boat Club Wendouree Fire Brigade
Coleraine Hotel GFA Committee Kinglake CFA Portarlington Uncle Bobs Club Wedderburn GFA Committee
Condah Hotel Koo Wee Rup Fire Brigade Port Fairy Fire Brigade Willaura GFA Committee
Corinella Fire Brigade Koondrook GFA Committee Portland GFA Committee Winchelsea SES
Corop Fire Brigade Koroit Fire Brigade Pyalong Fire Brigade Wodonga Lions Club
Corowa GFA Committee Uncle Bobs Club South Gippsland Victoria Hotel Pyramid Hill Uncle Bobs Club Wonthaggi
Corryong Urban Fire Brigade Uncle Bobs Club West Gippsland Quambatook Lions Club Wonthaggi Workmens Club
Kaneira Hotel Culgoa Kyabram Fire Brigade Rainbow Urban Fire Brigade Wood Wood GFA Committee
Daylesford GFA Committee Kyneton Lions Club Redesdale Rural Fire Brigade Woodend Fire Brigade
Deniliquin GFA Committee Lake Boga Hotel Riddells Creek Fire Brigade Woodside CFA
Derrinallum Progress Association Lake Tyers Angling Club Robinvale & District GFA Woomelang GFA Committee
Digby GFA Committee Lakes Entrance Fire Brigade Rochester GFA Committee Wycheproof Urban Fire Brigade
Lions Club of Dimboola Lang Lang GFA Committee Romsey Fire Brigade Yallourn North GFA
Donald Urban Fire Brigade Leitchville Hotel GFA Committee Rosedale GFA Committee Yarragon Community
Uncle Bobs Club Drouin Apex Club of Leongatha Ruffy Rural Fire Brigade Yarram Club Hotel
Uncle Bobs Club Drysdale Lismore GFA Group Rupanyup Urban Fire Brigade Yarrawonga CMCU
      Yea Community Volunteers

Thank you to all the volunteer groups that ran collections in Melbourne on Good Friday:


22 Engineer Regiment & Friends Eynesbury CFA Mooroolbark Urban Fire Brigade SICMAA
Aviation Rescue Firefighting Melbourne Frankston CFA Mount Eliza Fire Brigade Sri Lanka German Technical Training Institute
Bob Hardstaff Group Friends of the Children Foundation Multiverse Science Fiction Group St Kilda Road Art Centre Group
Broadmeadows SES German Shepherd Dog Club of Vic Inc “Western Branch” NAB Collection Group St. Anthony’s Youth Group
Browns Corner Hotel Coburg Hampton Park Fire Brigade CFA Narre Warren/Berwick Fire Brigades Sunbury SES/CFA
Bulla CFA Hoppers Crossing Fire Brigade Nillumbik Group of Fire Brigades Tabitha Allen Group
Caroline Springs Fire Brigade Kalkallo Junior Fire Brigade North Victoria Sri Lankan Welfare Association Tran Van Khac Rover Crew
Casey Group of Fire Brigades Kelly Gang Official Richmond Cheer Squad Truganina Fire Brigade
Craigieburn CFA Knox Fire Brigades Group Pakenham & District Fire Brigades Uncle Bobs Club
Dandenong Ranges Group of Fire Brigades Lions Club of Altona Inc Patterson River Fire Brigade WCF Group
David Byass & Nicole Jolley Lions Club of Dandenong Inc Point Cook Fire Brigade Werribee Fire Brigade
Edithvale Fire Brigade Longwarry CFA RCH Pied Pipers Yarrambat Fire Brigade
Epping Fire Brigade Maroondah District Girl Guides Sarah Tokley Doorknock  




We would like the extend a big thanks to the many enthusiastic businesses and groups that held fundraising projects throughout the year:


Aerodynamix Gymnastics Elements Personal Training Lollipops Playland and Cafe Fountain Gate Revive Health & Wellbeing Pty Ltd
ALH Group Fork and Fingers Lollipops Playland and Cafe Roxburgh Park Rockn’ Suzies Dance Group
Augustus Gloop Gelatery Freedom Of Ink Tattoo Lollipops Playland Forest Hill Rodz 4 the Kids
Australian Ride On Lawn Mower Racing Association Gangemi fruit and veg Lollipops Playland Noble Park Royal Exchange Hotel Cork Club Inc.
Aviation Rescue and Firefighting Geelong Steam Preservation Society t/as The Bellarine Railway Longford Committee San Remo Hotel
Bacchus Marsh Bowling Club Inc. GFA Fun-Raisers Lonsdale Golf Club Savage Attractions
Balranald District Ex-Servicemen’s Memorial Club t/a Balranald Club Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club Juniors Lower Papermills road Shadows Boxing Gym
Bandit Entertainment Glenorchy Memorial Hall Luce Fit Australia Sherbrooke Archers
Barwon Grove Golf Club Gracie Jiu Jitsu Burwood McDougall Playhouse Cafe Shiryodo Karate
Bayfit Leisure Centre Grand Boulevard Melbourne Public Simpson Takeaway
Beechworth – Wangaratta Road Hampton Park Shopping Centre Merool Sixways Fitness Hub
Belgravia Leisure Hastings Bowling Club Inc MINI TENNIS WORLD Spottiswoode Hotel
Bendigo Bank Horsham Heavy Haulers Moe RCH Good Friday Appeal Committee St Leonards Golf Club
Bendigo Family Fun Day Hi Voltage Karts Indoor Raceway Moorabbin Archeryn Club Stag Hotel Social Club
Bocca Foods Hockingstuart Preston / Reservoir Mooroopna Bakery The Castle Hotel
Bogan Bingo Hodges & Riverside Mornington Hotel, Supreme Group The Club Hotel Ferntree Gully
Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway HQ Racing Association, Victoria Mount Waverley Rotary Club The Inn Hotel Geelong
Broadmeadows Basketball Association HSV Owners club of Victoria Mr Boogie Man Bar The Moonee Ponds Club
Burger Inc Hunky Dory Fish & Chips Munich Brauhaus The Ocean Grove Bowling Club Inc.
Bushies Bakery Pty Ltd Ian Boyd Nancy May Performing Arts Group The Pitstop Drive Thru
Captains of Rye Inlet Hotel National Hotel Clunes The Tooth Doctor
CARS FOR KIDS hosted by Guzzlers Rod and Kustom Car club Jump Dance Challenge North Ringwood Gym Tico’s drive thru
Central Victorian Lion Team Inc. Kruze 4 Kids Old Gippstown Transform Fitness
Challenge Martial Arts and Fitness Centre Lalor and district mens shed inc OPACIZE GREEK DANCE FITNESS FAWKNER TunzaFun Xtreme
Chirnside Park Country Club – Family Fun Day LaManna Supermarket Outside The Box Training Victor Fox Design
CitySide Sports Latitude Melbourne P.J. O’Brien’s Southbank Victorian Classic & Vintage Speedway Club
Clarion Hotel Latrobe Valley Street Machiners PandA Dance Victorian Line Dance Association
Club Classic Cars & Machines Incorporated No: A0096451D Leigh & Ammie Moneghetti Patterson River Golf Club VOYAGE FITNESS WARRAGUL
Cnr Epsom & Langs Rd Lenny Teelow – Performer Pearcedale Football Netball Club Warburton Advancement League
Collendina Caravan Park Leongatha Fun Run PICK A PART Warriors Victoria
Cooking 4 Kids Leopold community enterprise Portland Leisure & Aquatic Centre Whitehorse Club
Costco Wholesale Moorabbin Lockington Neighbourhood House Queenscliff Bowling, Tennis & Croquet Club Werribee Gymnastics Club
DANDENONG WORKERS SOCIAL CLUB Loddon FITT Racecourse and Rosstown hotels Xplode Fitness 247
Dusk til Dawn Square Dance Group Lollipop’s Playland Bentleigh East ReActive Yarrambat Golf Club Inc
E Series Owners Club of Australia Lollipops Playland and Cafe Bundoora Reservoir Leisure Centre Zaatar Bakery Coburg
Costco Wholesale Australia Lollipops Playland and Cafe Carrum Downs Precision Personal Training  


Thank you to all the thousands of businesses who raise money for the Good Friday Appeal throughout the year by hosting a collection container. Thanks to you over half a million dollars comes to the Appeal each year from your customers donations!


We would like to thank the staff and customers of the extremely generous businesses and organisations who support and run major fundraising activities across their organisations for the Good Friday Appeal.

  • Herald Sun / CityLink Run for the Kids – over 26,000 participants raised $1.6 million in 2017!
  • Woolworths, whose staff and customers raised $1.3 million this year, bringing their fundraising total to an incredible $20 million!
  • Cadbury, which hosts the ever-popular Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic each year.
  • Henley and Villawood Properties, that built and auctioned off another beautiful home, raising $627,500.
  • ALH Group pubs and bistros, which raised money and made lots of happy tummies with their annual ‘Parma Week’.
  • CFMEU, who raise funds by selling Hard Hat Hankies
  • 13 CABS, who donate $1 from every fare for 24 hours each year to the Appeal
  • Ritchies Supermarkets, who raise money for the appeal via their Community Benefits Card
  • Costco, who raised funds in-store again this year


Over 95,000 people came and enjoyed the fabulous Kids Day Out this Good Friday at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Thank you to all the groups who volunteered their time to make Kids Day Out a possibility:


13 CABS Cycling Australia & Cycling Victoria Mazda Australia Telstra
3AW Funky Fingers Nail Art MCEC The Melbourne Costume Group
501st Legion Gecko Sports Melbourne Library Service Thunderbird Car Club
Action Events Golf Victoria Melbourne Victory Triathlon Victoria
Basketball Australia Harrison F-Trucks Mr & Mrs Booth Uncle Bobs Club
Bop til you Drop Herald Sun Mustangs In Black United Harley Davidson Riders Inc
Bop til you Drop Hockey Australia NGV University of Melbourne Teddy Bear Hospital
Bricks4Kidz Holden / Melbourne Holden Dealers
NOVA FM Victoria Police Soccer Club
Bubble Muffin Kids Cooking Club Jhoom Bollywood Dancers Pevan and Sarah Vietnamese Community of Australia – Vic Chapter
Build-A-Bear Workshop Kiddy Rock RCH Pied Pipers Woolworths
Castle & Cubby Kidzaid Rebel Legion Zumba
CFA Laverton Skate Centre Royal Children’s Hospital Auxiliaries  
Channel 7 Little Athletics Victoria SES  
Crave Catering Majestic Caravans Table Tennis Australia  


Thank you to the following organisations for providing support to the Good Friday Appeal through donations of goods, services, staff and expertise:


Abracadabra Central Pty Ltd GWS Football Club Majestic Caravans Scenic Luxury Cruises
ACMN Marketing & Advertising Harry the Hirer Mars Chocolate Sofitel Hotels and Resorts
APCD Services Essendon Football Club Mazda Australia Sprintquip Pty Ltd
Ability Works Gangemi Fruit & Veg Mediterranean Wholesalers South Wharf Precinct
Armaguard Group GWS Football Club Melbourne Holden Dealers St John Ambulance Australia (Vic) Inc
Bakers Delight Kew Harry the Hirer Melbourne SEALIFE State Emergency Service
Bendigo Bank Holden Metropolitan Fire Brigade Steamcorp Armoured
Breadwinner Hilton South Wharf Metropolitan Remand Centre Thrive PR
Cadbury Hip Kids Milo & Co. TR Hirecom
Coca-Cola Amatil Hyped Media Mission Cleanaway
Complete Function Hire InterHampers Australia National Crime Check VFJ Sales & Service
Consolidated Media Distribution Jalee Impressions North Melbourne Football Club Vic Scali & Sons
Davies Bakery Jetstar Oxygen SMS Victorian Mazda Dealers
Design to Print Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Pepsico Western Bulldogs Football Club
Don Sheil Laycock Group of Companies Print and Display Group Woolworths
ESTA Lifesize Standups Qantas  
Gangemi Fruit & Veg Lion Diary and Drinks SamX Express  


Thank you to everyone who supported the 2017 Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.




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