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Records broken yet again

08 Apr 2016

Records broken yet again Image

By Ella Gibson

Victoria’s 85th Good Friday Appeal at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) at South Wharf was another smashing success, raising a record breaking $17,445,624 for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

More than 80,000 Australians flocked to South Wharf on Good Friday for the annual event, raising much-needed funds for children in need.

Director of the Appeal, Anne Randall, praised the generosity of those who attended or donated to the event.

“We owe a huge thank you to the communities across the state who have donated time, resources and funds to achieve this incredible result for the kids once again,” Ms Randall said.

Over the last three years, MCEC has helped the Good Friday Appeal take the Channel 7 Telethon, Kids Day Out activities and Night Show to new heights and it shows no signs of slowing down.

MCEC chief executive Peter King said the entire team was incredibly proud to support such an iconic event.

“It is our pleasure to open our doors to the public for such an important event, and be able to deliver another record-breaking result, underpinned by our great community coming together,” he said.

Since its inception in 1931, the Good Friday Appeal has contributed more than $308 million to The Royal Children’s Hospital.

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