March 31st, 2023Good egg! Support Daylesford and surrounds Good Friday Appeal
This Easter is a great chance to support Daylesford and surrounds annual Good Friday Appeal raising funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital.
The main sponsor of this annual fundraising favourite locally is Biggin Scott, real estate agents in Daylesford.
Biggin Scott director Michael DeVincentis, pictured above far right, with fellow director Tom Shaw and local coordinator Natalie Kirby and her children, says it’s a cause close to his own heart.
“I spent some time in The Royal Children’s Hospital myself as a kid. They basically saved my life,” Michael says.
Michael survived that childhood playground misadventure and went on to have children and now grandchildren of his own.
“We all have kids in our lives,” he says.
Natalie also spent some of her childhood in The Royal Children’s where she forged some wonderful friendships.
As someone who also clearly cares deeply for children it’s a cause very close to her heart as well. She says there’ll be plenty of great opportunities to support this year’s appeal and help it strive to better last year’s record fundraising total of $22,981.
There are some great prizes to be won through the appeal’s raffle with tickets being sold at multiple sites ranging from Biggin Scott’s main street offices to local schools and childcare providers as well as various local businesses.
“We’ll also be selling tickets outside Coles (Daylesford) from this Saturday (April 1) – so Saturday, Sunday and throughout the week,” Natalie says.
Then on Good Friday (Friday, April 7) Biggin Scott will have a marquee at the front of the Daylesford Town Hall in Vincent Street, Michael says, providing another prime chance to grab a ticket or several, and support the excellent cause.
Daylesford has a long history of generously supporting this cause. In fact this is the appeal’s 93rd year.
“We couldn’t do it without the community and the generosity of local businesses,” Natalie says.
“We aim to raise a bit more each year and last year we raised nearly $23,000.”
Michael reckons $30,000 is a good goal to reach for this time around – “why not?” he says.
Those keen to contribute can go to the dedicated Facebook page for Good Friday Appeal Daylesford and Surrounds.
There’s also an Instagram account and dedicated fundraising page, making it easy to donate via the virtual tin shake.
The Good Friday Appeal relies on the support of the community to raise funds to ensure that The Royal Children’s Hospital is able to keep providing world-class care to young patients and their families.
Each year the hospital treats more than 44,000 children in the wards and medical centre, 91,000 in emergency and sees over 470,000 through telehealth or as outpatients in the community.
To contribute to the appeal head to:
Facebook: Good Friday Appeal Daylesford & Surrounds
Words: Eve Lamb