Appealing for volunteers this Good Friday

The Uncle Bobs mascot, with volunteer Debbie Botha, fundraising and volunteer manager Stacey Ramadge and state president Steve Bates. (Damjan Janevski) 319543_01

Tullamarine charity Uncle Bobs Club (UBC) is once again gearing up for this year’s Good Friday Appeal on Friday, March 29.

UBC is looking to recruit new volunteers to help raise much needed funds for the 2024 Good Friday Appeal.

Last year the charity was able to donate more than $211,000. This year, UBC fundraising and volunteer manager Stacey Ramadge said the team is hoping to raise that amount to $300,000.

The charity is calling out for new volunteers to lend a hand and help out across intersection collections, raffles, sausage sizzles, in the counting room and at the annual Kids Day Out held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Ms Ramadge said UBC has been involved with the Good Friday Appeal since 1942., and when it comes to her own involvement in the cause, it traces all the way back to her childhood.

“I’ve been involved with UBC for six years now. The reason why I love UBC is because it’s a great cause – they work really hard to provide medical equipment to hospitals across Victoria,” she said.

“The lead up to the Good Friday Appeal usually comes back to something personal. I was admitted to hospital as a young child for medical reasons, and in my adulthood I had a premature baby who was admitted into the NICU. We are really lucky to have such a fantastic Children’s Hospital and I love being able to give back to the amazing work they do.”

Ms Ramadge said volunteers needed to be 16 years or older and have a police check, while counting room and Kids Day Out volunteers must also have a Working with Children Check

Anyone interested in volunteering should call 9335 6300 or visit:

Hannah Hammoud