Georgea’s Good Friday
By Tamara Clark
The District Docklands’ CEO George Karabatsos was one of a number of high-profile guests who participated in 3AW’s Neil Mitchell’s Good Friday Appeal fundraiser at Melbourne Star on Friday, March 6.
The District Docklands, with the help of guests, precinct partners and suppliers, helped raise $11,580 for the Royal Children’s Hospital, with $5000 of the total coming from the precinct’s owner Ashe Morgan.
“The District Docklands was delighted to be a part of Neil’s Wheel at Melbourne Star again this year,” Mr Karabatsos said. “When you bring so many Melburnians together to raise funds for children in need, the atmosphere is always electric.”
While this year’s Good Friday Appeal campaign will run differently to previous years as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Mr Karabatsos urged all locals to support in any way possible.
“COVID-19 has temporarily changed life as we know it,” Mr Karabatsos said. “But it’s critical that we all adhere to the advice of Government and Health officials for the wellbeing of our entire community.”
“With every event throughout Australia being cancelled or paused and households being isolated from one another, we’re reminded of how rich and incredible our ‘normal’ life is and it’s something we’ll never take for granted again.”
“I have no doubt next year’s Good Friday Appeal will be more special than ever.”
The money raised by The District Docklands will go towards a pathology tissue processor and microtome equipment for the hospital’s labs •