Search on for more Good Friday Appeal tin rattlers

VOLUNTEERS are being sought for local efforts to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

South West Region Royal Children’s Hospital Auxiliary representatives will be out on the Princes Highway in Warrnambool on Good Friday rattling their tins.

Auxiliary president Janine Sheen said the search was on for volunteers.

“We have a good base of around 25-30 volunteers that come along and help out but we are on the lookout for more,” Mrs Sheen said.

“Last year we were a bit down on numbers. Ideally we need about 40 people to cover the three sets of traffic lights we want to be stationed at.”

The volunteer collectors will be stationed at the Caramut Road, Fairy Street and Banyan Street traffic lights.

Mrs Sheen said volunteers needed to be over 16 years old and could do anything from an hour to all day depending on their capability and availability.

Each year the South West Region Royal Children’s Hospital Auxiliary raises up to $25,000 through the Good Friday tin rattle collection and other fund-raising activities.

This money goes towards continuing to fund the mobile pharmacies at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Mrs Sheen said the hospital provided the auxiliary with a list of things for which it needed funding.

She said the mobile pharmacies are a very important asset for the hospital.

“The mobile pharmacies come to the children in the wards and save the families a lot of going backwards and forwards so it takes a lot of stress off.”

Anyone able to help rattle tins on Good Friday is asked to contact Mrs Sheen on  5560 7379.

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