Tuesday, 18 April 2017: Woolworths in local communities across Victoria have raised over $1.35 million as part of this year’s Good Friday Appeal which aims to help make a difference to the lives of sick children at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
The Woolworths and Good Friday Appeal partnership marked a 30-year milestone this year which has seen over $20 million funds raised across the state during this period.
Anne Randall, Director at Good Friday Appeal said; “I’d like to congratulate Woolworths on this stunning result and our heartfelt thanks to all of the team members and customers at Woolworths for their generosity and dedication to the cause this year.
“With their support, we are able to ensure that our Ambulatory Care Centre, Educational Play Therapist, Be Positive and Comfort Kids programs remain sustainable to provide a positive hospital experience for the children.
“Thanks to Woolworths and their customers, more than 14,500 individualised procedural support sessions have been delivered over the last 12 months which means that kids are more knowledgeable, less anxious and stressed about their medical procedures and most importantly, spend less time in hospital.”
Local Woolworths stores have been overwhelmed by the support and generosity received from our local communities and would like to thank everyone for their contribution to such a positive cause.
The Good Friday Appeal is a big part of Woolworths’ community engagement and our Victorian team members and customers always look forward to doing their part each year. We are proud to be able to contribute to the $20 million figure raised over the last 30 years and look forward to continuing to help raise vital funds for the wonderful programs.