Friday 18th of April was our 16th Annual “Good Friday Walk”. Despite some rain, the group kept on walking and made the distance in record time. As planned we left Clayton Railway Station at 9.00 am with thirty four registered walkers in the group destined for Melbourne Exhibition and Entertainment Centre, South Wharf.
We reached our destination around 3.00 pm and presented our cheque of $19,980.00 around 4.30 pm live during the Channel 7 telecast. .
We hope our final donation will reach close to $25,000.00 for 2014 RCH Good Friday Appeal which raised well above sixteen million dollars on that day due to the generosity of the general public.
This year is very special for us as our numbers grew from only fifty volunteers to two hundred and fifty volunteers coming from all walks of life and with different faiths and beliefs. It was very encouraging to see a lot of young people participate in the event.
Another most amazing or best experience of the day was that most of the participants felt that this day or event is the best example of “Community Togetherness”. On this day everyone works together and for the same common cause “our Children our future”.
How good life will be if we show this spirit and enthusiasm every day for all the things in life?
Shashi Kant Kochhar (JP)
Friends of the Children Foundation