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Good cause raises bucket loads

COMMUNITY groups across South Gippsland set out over the Easter weekend raising funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

Wonthaggi’s Uncle Bob’s Club managed to raise over $27,000 for the hospital in an enormous campaign which saw donation tins filled across the region.

Appeal organiser John Druscher said the contributions made on behalf of the community were a reminder of the generosity shown by both local individuals and volunteer organisations.

“It has been another great total to be very proud of and a magnificent result for such an important cause,” he said.

“The Wonthaggi Uncle Bob’s Club has organised the doorknock collection in this area since 1983. Whilst numbers may have been down the collectors worked very hard and the community again dug deeply to support the Appeal with over $27,000 raised.”

Collectors at Cape Paterson managed to raise $8500 while Kilcunda CFA worked with the community to gather $1690. The George Bass Hotel patrons put forth $4041 and a walk from Kilcunda to Wonthaggi also pooled $1862 with 170 participants.

Leongatha Fire Brigade also collected money from philanthropic community members, managing to raise $1815.50 on Good Friday.

Korumburra’s Uncle Bob’s Branch used a number of fundraising avenues to draw in a whopping $20,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

“We held a goods and services auction at the Austral Hotel and also collected funds through doorknocking,” secretary Ian Gibson said.

“61 people also went to the Korumburra Golf Club which managed to raise $2250.”

Both branches of the Uncle Bob’s Club have long supported the appeal with fundraisers over the years as part of its mission to help children in need across Victoria.

“Uncle Bob’s Club was started to help sick and handicapped children across the state,” Mr Gibson said.

“We can see how our donations are helping children in need when we donate money to the Royal Children’s Hospital.”

Helping hands: Kiyah from Wonthaggi went around doorknocking to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal to show her thanks after her recent stay there.

Helping hands: Kiyah from Wonthaggi went around doorknocking to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal to show her thanks after her recent stay there.

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