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Pictured is four-year-old Riley donating to the Good Friday appeal with Bacchus Marsh Lions Club members Len Murfitt, Peter Gist and Ralph Fletcher. Photo – Jessica Howard
Pictured is four-year-old Riley donating to the Good Friday appeal with Bacchus Marsh Lions Club members Len Murfitt, Peter Gist and Ralph Fletcher. Photo – Jessica Howard

By Jessica Howard

With Autumn comes Easter, and with Easter comes the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

The annual fundraising event will be held on March 30; with members of the Bacchus Marsh Lions Club already rattling their tins and calling for local volunteers.

Bacchus Marsh area manager, David Atterbury said every donation, and every minute of voluntary work helps contribute to the community’s total yearly donation.

“Anyone with spare time, whether it’s in the days leading up to Good Friday, or on the day itself, is urged to assist in raising money for a good cause,” he said.

“Members of the Lions Club will be rattling our collection tins outside of shopping centres, supermarkets and newsagents in the week leading up to Good Friday, and we hope to have around 30 to 50 volunteers turn up to various intersections on the day to collect as many donations as possible”.

In 2017, Bacchus Marsh and surrounding communities raised over $30,000 for the Good Friday Appeal.

Lions Club volunteers will be at the Bacchus Marsh fire station to collect donations from 9am on March 30.

“However, if you are going away, there will be plenty of opportunities to donate beforehand,” Mr Atterbury said.

“We have about 40 different local businesses around Bacchus Marsh who have the collection tins at their front counter or desk, some leaving them there throughout the whole year.

“We change them over on a required basis and to date we’ve already collected about $8,000 for the year”.
To volunteer, or for more information contact Bacchus Marsh area manager David Atterbury on 0439 324 494.