Schools for the Kids - 2013
Victorian schools have been assistingThe Royal Children’s Hospital for over 80 years and in 2013 the Good Friday Appeal would again appreciate the help of your School Community.
The 2013 Schools for Kids contribution will be used to purchase a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Ultrasound Device which will allow the safe and rapid assessment of little patients like Fletcher (pictured left) at their bedside, eliminating unnecessary and potentially dangerous movement of unstable patients.
Thank you to the hundreds of Victorian schools that participated in the 2012 Schools for the Kids campaign raising an amazing $172,272.84.
This money went towards the purchase of special enclosed cots, called Isolettes, for the hospital’s Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Units. The Isolettes provide a safe and temperature controlled environment.
Check out the images below of schools presenting their donations on the 2012 telethon
Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal
The Good Friday Appeal is a major community contributor to the fundraising of the Royal Children’s Hospital. It has raised more than $258 million for the benefit of the hospital since the Appeal began in 1931.
Giving on Good Friday – ‘that they may grow’ is a Victorian tradition, with television sets tuned in to the 18 hour long telethon; perhaps for the chance to hear a special donation read out, or to learn of the miracles that happen at the hospital. It is all about helping those who are our smallest and most vulnerable.
The great strength of the Good Friday Appeal lies with the thousands of people from all walks of life, who volunteer their time, expertise and creativity to organise fundraising activities throughout the year.
It is a non denominational, non political organisation that exists solely to raise funds for the benefit ofThe Royal Children’s Hospital.