2017, the 24th year I have helped raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
This is an amazing charity, started 1931 and for most of the time since raising money to support Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital.
It is amazing the number of people the RCH has helped, and the number of hearts it has touched.
There would be lucky to be a family in Victoria that has not had some involvement with the hospital, either as patients, having kids that have been or are patients, or knowing someone who has been or whose kids have been patients.
I spent some time there myself when I was younger, including my 4th birthday….or was it my 5th. I had a friend and his brother throughout the later years of high school who had to have regular visits and extended stays in the hospital and today, as has happened every year that I have been out collecting, I have heart amazing stories of the wonderful care provided and miracles performed and even met children who would not be here today if it was not for the amazing heroes of the Royal Children’s Hospital.
I would like to take a few moments to thant the doctors, surgeons and nurses who cared for me when I was there, those that have attended to my nieces and nephew when the need has arisen and those who have cared for every child that has unfortunately had to enter through the doors of the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne.