Aiming high to raise funds for kids

Stephanie Kearney organised a Netball week to raise money for the Good Friday Appeal. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Esther Lauaki

Raising $10,000 for children is the goal for Werribee’s Stephanie Kearney.

Stephanie rallied the troops at Eagle Stadium last week to get behind a Netball Week to raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

“Last year we did a one-day fundraiser in support of breast cancer research and we decided to follow that up with another event this year – this time to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital,” she said.

The action-packed netball week included 230 teams, more than half of those junior teams, playing to raise money for the hospital.

Players and umpires got into the spirit of the fundraiser, dressing in orange, purple and green – the colours of the hospital.

Stephanie said that while funds were still being counted, close to $1000 had already been raised after the Werribee Netball Association donated 50 cents for every goal scored throughout the week.

“I think kids are the most important reason for people to support this event,” Stephanie said.

“They are at the start of their lives, so if we can do as much as we can to help them, that’s great.

“The ultimate goal is to raise $10,000. I hope that we can reach as close to that goal as possible but we will be very happy with any amount that we raise.”

The Good Friday Appeal raises funds for equipment, research and education to support the work of The Royal Children’s Hospital.

The appeal will take place on Friday, April 19.