John Shrimpton and Peter Bilston from the Numurkah CFA spoke to the club about the Good Friday Royal Children's Hospital Appeal.
Royal Children Hospital established in 1870 due to infant mortality. In 1962 moved to Parkville and in 2011 new purpose built hospital built opposite the Parkville site.
In 1931 Sporting Globe newspaper held a sporting carnival to raise funds for the hospital. In 1942 the Good Friday appeal started with radio 3DB holding a full day appeal. In 1957 Channel 7 took over the appeal.
Numurkah CFA in early 70's started a collection on Good Friday raising $1067. In 2023 $21,000 was collected for the RCH appeal.
This year introducing EFPOS and an online virtual tin.
A Family Fun Day will be held on 23rd March with amusements, music, face painting, NCN Health and scouts participating. Aim is to raise $25,000. 
The Royal Children's Hospital is a significant provider of children's health with every second person having a connection with the Royal Children's Hospital.