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Rattling up community spirit

Posted by Martin Anderson CFA Member
Tuesday, 06 March 2012

Want to meet your neigbours and local community groups while raising money for a great cause at the same time?

Point Cook Fire Brigade is again coordinating a “tin rattle” collection for the Good Friday Appeal in the Point Cook, Seabrook, Sanctuary Lakes and Werribee South areas.

“We are putting the call out to everyone in the local area to register on our website and come meet your neighbors’ and door knock the local area to help us reach our goal of $20,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital” said Michael Piscopo from Point Cook CFA. 

“The appeal ensures that all children with life-threatening illnesses receive the best possible clinical and medical care,” he said.

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The CFA Brigade as well other services will be out collecting on Thursday night at Point Cook Town Centre and Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre as well as all day on Good Friday and would like residents and businesses to donate money or their time to this worthy cause.

We are currently looking for collectors to assist in helping increase the total amount raised last year which was $12,500.00. The day will be coordinated out of the Point Cook Fire Brigade Fire Station which is located on Dunnings Road, Point Cook which will be the starting and finishing point for all participants.

We envisage that the day will start at 9am and finish around 3pm. Collectors on the day will be transported by bus to and from the Fire Station and will be supplied lunch and snacks throughout the day.

We are also currently looking at the possibility of having local community group / club registrations and providing a plaque to be presented to the organisation that raises the most for the appeal on the day. More details will be advised closer to the date.

The Good Friday Appeal was first established in 1931, when a group of Herald and Weekly Times journalists organised a sports carnival in aid of charity.

Last year, the appeal raised over $15 million, with fundraising events such as the Easter Egg Hunt at Werribee Park, golf days through to a Line-Dance-a-thon and of course the traditional tin rattle.

For further information contact Michael Piscopo on 0438 033 338 or email GFA2012@pointcookcfa.org.au

Pictures below by Blair Dellemijn - CFA Strategic Communications.

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