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Local GFA doorknock to return

THE Greater Hamilton community will band together again next month to raise money for the 90th Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

With a combination of virtual and physical tin shaking, Hamilton’s GFA area manager, Allan Hadden said he was excited to get back into some normality after last year.

He said all community leaders and groups would work together on the day to rattle tins and collect donations for the appeal.

“We do it for the kids,” he said.

“We are lucky enough to be running the virtual tin shake along with the traditional door knocking this year too.

“We are privileged to have the Kangaroos and the CFA helping us out on the day for door knocking but we are always looking for more collectors and anyone that wants to help are more than happy to do so.”

Mr Hadden said there would be a raffle on the day along with many volunteers out in the community.

“The (Hamilton Lions) club rooms will be open for counting so if you would like to make a donation you can do so or watch us count, we will be open 9-5 on Good Friday,” he said.

Mr Hadden said things had come together nicely and they were well-placed for the day.

“We are lucky that we have a combination of both virtual and physical donations and up until a few weeks ago we weren’t even sure it could go ahead,” he said.

“We can’t wait to work with everyone, and we hope everyone turns out for a really special day.”

CFA Hamilton Fire Brigade fourth lieutenant, Ash Carne said the Hamilton Fire Brigade would continue to work with the Hamilton community.

“The CFA has supported the Good Friday Appeal coming up to 70 years and the Hamilton Brigade is keen to support again this year,” she said.

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