Royal Children’s Hospital – Good Friday Appeal

Royal Children’s Hospital – Good Friday Appeal

This year, as it has done for the last 89 years, the Good Friday Appeal will continue raising funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital. 

In these extraordinary times, the Appeal remains in the hearts of all Victorians and unites the community with its message of hope. Despite reducing the fundraising activities for this year’s Appeal, organisers have received heartwarming messages from many Victorians who still wish to raise funds for The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Executive Director of the Good Friday Appeal Anne Randall says, “Above all else, the health and wellbeing of the community is our number one priority. Like every organisation across the country, we are following government directions and have sadly had to cancel many of our public fundraising events. However, we have also been inundated with offers of support and so we continue to fundraise online.”

“We understand that everyone is living through challenging and uncertain times. To receive these messages of support and enquiries from people on how they can donate this year, makes us extremely grateful and we say a heartfelt thank you to all Victorians. Additionally, we are also thankful to our good friends at the Country Fire Authority and other collection groups who are taking the iconic purple Good Friday Appeal collection tin online and running a virtual tin shake.” 

For those looking for ways to get involved, donations can be made online to the Good Friday Appeal at or by purchasing raffle ticket online with over $190,000 worth of prizes. You can also support your local town’s total by donating to the

Additionally, this year on Good Friday, Victorians can tune in to Channel 7 at 7 pm for a one-hour Special Edition program hosted by 7NEWS’ Peter Mitchell and Jane Bunn. The program will celebrate the awe-inspiring work the Royal Children’s Hospital’s general staff, specialists, doctors and nurses deliver day in and day out – 365 days of the year – and for the past 150 years! 

Funds from this year’s Good Friday Appeal will go towards patient and family-centred care; equipment and technology; research and leadership; & education and training. 

How to donate: Online

  • Donate online at any time
  • Purchase a raffle ticket online with over $190,000 worth of prizes
  • Watch the Channel 7 program from 7pm on Good Friday and donate online
  • Donate to your towns’ Virtual Tin (

About the Good Friday Appeal

  • The Good Friday Appeal raises funds for the children who require much-needed support from The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • The Good Friday Appeal is the largest fundraiser for The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • 2020 marks the 89th year of the Good Friday Appeal
  • This year marks a significant milestone for The Royal Children’s Hospital which celebrates 150 years of work.
  • The Country Fire Association celebrates their 75th year as an organisation, having supported the Good Friday Appeal since 1954.
  • Funds from the Good Friday Appeal go towards equipment and technology, patient and family-centred care,, research and leadership, and education and training
  • In 2019, a record $18,175,467 was raised for the Good Friday Appeal. 
  • More than $363 million has been raised for the benefit of sick children since the Appeal began in 1931
  • The 2020 Good Friday Appeal will take place online on Friday 10th April