Volunteers and members of Wyndham’s CFA brigades have put in a fantastic effort to raise more than $137,000 for the Good Friday Appeal.
In total, the Werribee, Wyndham Vale, Hoppers Crossing, Point Cook and Truganina fire brigades raised a combined $137,397.17 for this year’s appeal.
Across the state, the appeal raised more than $18 million for the Royal Children’s Hospital.
The Werribee Fire Brigade’s First Lieutenant Darryl Wells said his brigade, along with the Wyndham Vale brigade, raised $77,350 for the appeal – $4000 more than last year.
“The [Wyndham] brigades would like to thank the community of Wyndham and the travelling public for their generosity in supporting such a worthy cause, and a special thanks to all those people who turned up at the fire station and gave up their Good Friday to collect and raise that great amount,” Mr Wells said.
The Werribee Fire Brigade’s fundraising co-ordinator Peter May said that he
“… couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the Wyndham community, who again has shown such generous support both as collectors and donators to the Good Friday Appeal”.
Last year, the Werribee brigade was recognised for raising more than $1 million for the Good Friday Appeal during the past 40 years. The appeal’s deputy director Emoke Bakacs presented the CFA branch with a plaque commemorating its efforts.