Give to the Good Friday Appeal

From the heart of the city to the tiniest of towns, communities come together to generously support The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) through the Good Friday Appeal.

Since 1931 the Good Friday Appeal has contributed more than $400 million to support ground-breaking research, purchase lifesaving equipment, provide ongoing education and training for hospital staff and focus on family centred care.

The success of the Appeal is thanks to generous partners, supporters and each and every person who attends an event, runs a fundraiser and puts their hand in their pocket to Give for the Kids.

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This year’s Good Friday Appeal features two little ambassadors, Alex Wyatt and Isla Magann, cancer patients at the RCH. 

2022 Good Friday Appeal ambassadors Alex Wyatt, three, and Isla Magann, eight. Picture: Alex Coppel, Herald Sun

Both these incredibly brave children have been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) — a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. Each year in Australia, more than 200 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with ALL.

Isla’s cancer journey may have taken up half her life, but she is now in complete remission and can dance to her heart’s content. Meanwhile Alex is receiving the best possible care and his parents are hopeful he’ll make a full recovery.

Both families are extremely grateful for the support and treatment they have received at the RCH Children’s Cancer Centre. Your donations can help provide lifesaving care to children like Isla and Alex.

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Isla’s story

Read more about Isla’s story here.

Alex’s story

Read more about Alex’s story here.