A tradition is underway in Melbourne, the annual Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Donate on-line now! Thousands of people spend months of fundraising and collecting donations all for this very special day. Last year in excess of 11 million dollars was given to help what are most precious to us all, children.

It all started back in 1931 when a group of journalists from The Sporting Globe held a special sporting carnival to raise money for a charity, the Children's Hospital. By the start of the 1940's it had grown to be become an all day event involving The Herald and Weekly Times mastheads and with radio station 3DB broadcasting the events and fundraising surrounding the appeal.

In 1957 HSV 7 began broadcasting the appeal and this strengthened peoples generosity towards what has grown to become the a part of the fabric of Victoria.

As for major supporters, The Herald Sun and Channel 7 are still there, sadly 3DB (Mix 101.1) dropped off the radar however radio stations Magic 1278 and 3AW 693 are now very much part of this very special day.