Helping the Good Friday Appeal to a Record-breaking Total
Victoria's 91st Good Friday Appeal raised a record-breaking $22 million to support Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital.
"We were thrilled that our annual Kids Day Out was able to make a comeback and saw thousands of families come together," said Good Friday Appeal Executive Director Rebecca Cowan.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) welcomed almost 80,000 visitors yesterday for Victoria's 91st Good Friday Appeal. The Appeal raised a record-breaking $22 million to support Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital.
"MCEC was an exceptional host," said Cowan. "Thanks to their ongoing support, we have been able to get the kids back to the city for this amazing event which is a great opportunity for our supporters and the hospital community to have a day of fun."
"We love supporting the Good Friday Appeal," said MCEC Chief Commercial Officer Melissa Sweetland.
"This year, MCEC donated more than $1.4 million, including waived venue hire, technology, resources, catering, and event support.
"Walking around, you can see how much joy this event brings to the community and the MCEC team, many of whom volunteer on the day."
Thank you to the thousands of committed volunteers, participating organisations, corporate partners, and community groups that make the Kids Day Out possible.
This year's Good Friday Appeal funds will go to the Children's Cancer Centre and CARES (4 Kids). The Children's Cancer Centre sees approximately 1,400 patients a year, including 300 newly diagnosed patients.