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Governor’s Garden Reception

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Celebrating community support for 150 years

On Saturday 22 February Her Excellency, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC welcomed more than 1,000 fundraisers to Government House, including Good Friday Appeal supporters and Auxiliary members to celebrate 150 years of The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).

The Governor acknowledged the incredible community support the hospital receives from across the state and beyond. “Generosity has really been the cornerstone of this hospital since the very beginning and we are grateful for the chance today to thank the philanthropists, the donors, the community fundraisers, all those connected with the RCH Foundation, all those connected with the Auxiliaries and of course the Good Friday Appeal. The hospital would not be the same without any of you.”

RCH Chairman Rob Knowles AO said community support has seen the hospital go from strength to strength. “While I am exceptionally proud of our rich history, I’m also incredibly excited about what is still to come as we continue to positively influence health outcomes for children and young people.”

We would like to thank the Governor and Mr Howard for hosting this special reception for our supporters.

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the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria with RCH patient, Akeira