UNCLE Bob’s Club is back for another year, raising funds across Wonthaggi for the Good Friday Appeal for the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Uncle Bob’s Club was started in Wonthaggi in 1983, and has consistently raised more than $25,000 each year for the appeal.
The appeal needs your help, and Uncle Bob’s organiser John Duscher is calling on the community to lend a hand, with more doorknockers required to collect funds.
“Last year we were a bit light on for families helping out and didn’t cover as much of the town as we’d like, so were appealing for more helpers this year,” he said.
“We’ve got children of children who have helped out and it’s become a bit of a tradition to help. We get grandparents going out with grandchildren, and we always work in teams and have a bit of fun while out collecting.
“We all appreciate what a great appeal it is, and it’s amazing the number of people living in this area who have had their children, grandchildren or friends children who have been to the children’s hospital.
“We think its best children’s hospital in the world and it probably is.”
The Wonthaggi appeal has always had the support of the Wonthaggi CFA, and the appeal will be run out of the station once again.
If you’re interested in volunteering to show your support, head to the Wonthaggi Fire Station on White Road at 9am on Friday, April 7.
If you can’t make it at 9am, don’t stress, as you will still be warmly welcomed to doorknock.