The Gisborne community again dug deep this year and raised a record $41,117.50 for the Good Friday RCH appeal of which the Gisborne Fire Brigade along with the Gisborne Scouts and Cubs raised $11,117.50.
Fireys and Scouts from Gisborne went to the streets door knocking just about every house hoping to get some coin to go towards life saving equipment for the Royal Childrens Hospital.
With the great co-ordination of 4th Lieutenant Mark Carter both firefighters and scouts were able to cover all of Gisborne by late afternoon which showed in the amount of which the members collected by the end of the day.
Williamsons Foodworks raised a whopping $30,000 from both their Gisborne and Sunbury stores by donating all profits by opening both stores between 9am and 1pm on the day, all staff volunteered their time and all wages contributed to the over all amount raised.
This is the second year Williamsons Foodworks has opened the doors on Good Friday, last year raising $20,000.
Also a big thankyou to GISBUS who donated four of thier buses for the day to ferry firefighters and scouts around the township.
On behalf of the RCH appeal, Gisborne Fire Brigade would like to thank Williamsons Foodworks and the Gisborne Community for digging deep this year and beating last years effort in which we will strive to better for years to come.