THIS year’s Good Friday Appeal is coming to Frankston thanks to the efforts of the Savage family.
Rebecca and Simon Savage, owners of Frankston’s Savage Attractions fancy dress and party hire business, will host an event to raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital at church grounds at 135 Golf Links Rd, Frankston on Friday 25 March, 10am-4pm.
It’s a cause close to the couple’s hearts.
“Our now 9-year-old son was diagnosed at age 2 with an extremely rare kidney disease that very nearly killed him,” Mrs Savage said.
“The incredible team at the Royal Children’s Hospital saved his life. To this day, we still have a daily battle with the disease, but we are forever grateful to the RCH for not only saving his life but for making the journey along the way much easier.”
The Savages give money to the Good Friday Appeal each year but decided this time around to hold a fundraiser in Frankston in the hope it can become an annual occasion.
Channel 7, TV broadcaster of the annual appeal, are onboard and will cross live to the Frankston fundraising day to include rides, live music on stage, children’s performers, wildlife handlers, markets stalls, an Easter bonnet parade and markets stalls.
Specials guests will make an appearance throughout the day including the Easter Bunny, Elsa and Anna from the movie Frozen and Batman.
Frankston mayor Cr James Dooley will close the event.
Raffle tickets will be on offer and prizes include a family cruise holiday, a TV and luxury car drive packages.
“This event is just a small way we can say ‘thank you’ to all at the RCH,” Mrs Savage said.
“We are just two parents out of so many, who feel the immense need to support a hospital that supports so many others through difficult times. We are asking the local community, to please dig deep and ‘give that they may grow’.”
See the Frankston’s Good Friday Family Day page on Facebook or call Rebecca Savage on 0411 731 742 for more information.