Willaura appeal for Children's Hospital

WILLAURA - The volunteers involved with the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal at Willaura are hoping for yet another success after last year's 'Fish and Chip Luncheon and Children's Fun Day'.

The luncheon served more than 250 meals and raised $11,000.

The Willaura community has supported the Good Friday Appeal for nearly 30 years with the running of a luncheon and games afternoon.

As in past years young people from the district will collect donations from around the township. They will have an official badge identifying themselves, and will only be collecting on Good Friday morning.

At the luncheon hundreds of meals are expected to be served and the freshly cooked fish in genuine beer batter is relished by all.

Locals and visitors alike enjoy the activities on offer, especially the arrival of the Easter Bunny.

Willaura's own 'Pick a Chick' also delights the children. Made from a round wool table, margarine containers and paper chooks, it holds delicious little treats for the children and they watch keenly to see which 'chick' they'll win.

Most children enjoy having their faces painted, the lucky dips will be as popular as ever, and the jumping castle will keep them active. The spinning wheel will be operating and organisers are grateful to the many businesses who donate goods for it.

The trailer loads of wood are usually keenly contested, and the committee is grateful to those who generously help out by supplying the firewood.

The committee is always happy to accept assistance from community members, and encourages anyone with an hour or so spare on the day to offer their services. Roles include sitting on the door collecting donations, serving meals, tidying up, and generally helping out.

The event takes place at the Willaura Recreation Reserve and begins at midday on Good Friday, April 18. An adult meal is $15, secondary students $10, primary students $6, four and under free.

For more details, and for offers of assistance please contact Jo Byron on 53503243

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