Driving force for hospital funds

March 21, 2018

Mick Sanderson hopes for a big result with this year's Good Friday Appeal.

Seymour’s Mick Sanderson is a veteran of Good Friday Appeals, having been encouraging the community to donate money for the Royal Children’s Hospital for more than 40 years.

Mr Sanderson is an ex-patient of the Royal Children’s Hospital, having gone there when he was eight after breaking his arm.

‘‘I think someone’s got to do it, I like to make sure someone’s in there pulling a bit of weight for the kids,’’ he said.

Mr Sanderson took over as the Seymour area manager for the Good Friday Appeal seven years ago, and has been pleased with the response from the community during that time.

Yearly contributions have been about $26000.

Seymour’s Good Friday Appeal crew enlists the assistance of Seymour CFA, Seymour SES, Seymour Scouts and other individuals who are dedicated to helping on the day. Mr Sanderson is one of the many volunteers running the appeal, and his dedication over the years has enabled the Royal Children’s Hospital to raise much-needed funds for equipment, research and education.

With Good Friday only a week or so away, Seymour community members are reminded to save their small change and give generously.

Mr Sanderson and his team are always looking for extra volunteers to help.

If you can help, come to the Seymour Fire Station in Gordon Crescent from 9am on Good Friday, March 30. Donations will also be accepted after that time.

For further information, phone Mr Sanderson on 0417921213.

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