Goodstart chips in to help out cause

EASTER RAFFLE: (Back, from left) Staff members Marlee Irvine and Stacey Peters, with (front, from left) Oliver Burns, Millie Young, Ava Cranston and Cooper Boman with the prizes that have been donated towards the raffle.

GOODSTART Early Learning Centre Wangaratta has exceeded their own expectations with their fundraising efforts for the Royal Children’s Hospital annual Good Friday Appeal.

Staff and parents of the Moore Street centre have raised a total of $900 towards the cause, through the sale of tickets for a raffle the centre has put together.

Staff and parents have particularly been touched by the work the Royal Children’s Hospital has done, with children who attend the centre as well as children of some staff members needing care from the hospital.

Marlee Irvine, group leader at the centre, said this was the main reason why the centre chose to contribute to the traditional fundraising on Good Friday.

“I personally decided that we should do something for the appeal, as I felt touched by what some of the children and parents had been through,” she said.

Ms Irvine organised the fundraising, with some merchandise sold to staff members also contributing to the efforts.

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