The past couple of months have been seen some wonderful successes for our fundraising community. We are so proud and grateful. Here are some highlights below.
Did you take part in any of these great events, or know someone who did? Big thanks from us!
‘Angling for a Cure’ Fun Run – for The Royal Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Trust
The Royal Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Trust (RCCFT) held a fundraising fun run at Maribyrnong on the weekend. Over 700 runners and walkers took part, and the event was hosted by Dr Phil Robinson, who is an active volunteer fundraiser for the RCCFT, and a large number of RCH staff.
Special mention goes to RCH staff member Sam Ira, who fundraised even though he was unable to take part on the day due to his own challenges with CF.
The event has raised over $40,000 to go towards assisting the RCH’s Dr Phil Robinson and the RCCFT to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. More.
American Women’s Auxiliary 17th Annual Golf Event – for the Children’s Bioethics Centre
For more than 80 years, the American Women’s Auxiliary have been working to fundraise for the hospital. Their most recent event was their 17th golf day. 82 golfers teed off, and altogether the event raised a wonderful $25,000 to go towards assisting the Children’s Bioethics Centre. A wonderful result. More.
Beyond Sight Swimathon – for retinoblastoma
Beyond Sight Auxiliary raise funds to help find a cure for retinoblastoma, a cancerous tumour affecting the retina of the eye.
They recently held a Swimathon, where 120 kids swam over 696kms of laps in 24 hours to raise funds. This massive effort from all the young people involved produced a successful result.
They raised over $13,000 to fund an interactive website and educational DVD for newly diagnosed families.
200km Walk - for the Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program
For the third time, a fundraising group walked 200km to raise funds for the Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program. Led by RCH Mum Liat Harrower and members of the Rotary Club of Werribee, the group walked across North East Victoria, and in the process raised more than $60,000 for the VPPCP. A heroic group of people, and a brilliant result.
If you’re interested in fundraising, or getting involved in an event that supports the hospital, find out how here.