Premier's Charity Event To Support Children's Hospital And Bourke Street Victims

30 January 2017

Proceeds from this year’s Premier’s Cup charity golf event will be shared between the Good Friday Appeal and the Bourke Street Fund.

Premier Daniel Andrews visited the Royal Children’s Hospital today to inspect vital equipment last year’s tournament helped secure.

Professional golfers will join celebrities and corporate teams at Royal Melbourne Golf Course today, all teeing off for a worthy cause.

Last year’s event raised more than $220,000 for sick kids – and this year’s event is set to raise even more.

Half of all proceeds raised today will go to the Bourke Street Fund, building on an initial $100,000 contribution from the Victorian Government.

Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Fund currently stands at almost $1 million.

The other half will fund patient care, equipment and research at the Royal Children’s Hospital, which has cared for Victoria’s children and their families for more than 140 years.

In total, the 2016 Good Friday Appeal raised more than $17 million for the much-loved Victorian hospital.

Donations to the Bourke Street Fund can be made by phone 1800 226 226 or Link .

Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

Our state is grieving with so many families affected by the tragic events on Bourke Street. It's only right that a share of today's proceeds gives them the support they need."

"The Royal Children’s Hospital cared for the youngest victims of the Bourke Street tragedy – just as they care for our state's youngest patients every day – and these funds make a real difference.”

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