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Good Friday Appeal reaches $18m after government lifeline

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The Good Friday Appeal has reached last year’s tally of $18 million after state government intervention.

Victorians, strapped for cash amid the coronavirus outbreak, had donated $7.2 million for the Royal Children’s Hospital by 8pm on Friday.

Soon after, the government announced it would stump up cash to make up the different on last year’s tally.

Appeal organisers were very aware 2020 would be different.

“It’s certainly been challenging,” Good Friday Appeal director Anne Randall told 3AW Breakfast in the lead-up.

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