Stephanie Clarke who started collecting 5c pieces for charity when she was in Gr3 16/04/2019 Photo: Brendan McCarthy


STEPHANIE Clarke has a good reason to raise cash for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The Golden Square resident has been raising money for more than 10 years after receiving care at the hospital for a brain tumour.

She started collecting five cent pieces while in grade three as a way to give back and has been raising money ever since.

Stephanie has collected more than $5000, from what started as a school awareness fundraising initiative to continued support year for the Appeal.

To date, Bendigo has raised $1,244,168 since they began fundraising for the Appeal in 1972, and raised $108,175 last year.

The Good Friday Appeal raises funds for equipment, research and education to support the work of The Royal Children’s Hospital and while fundraising efforts are already underway, the Appeal will take place on Friday. Donations can be made online at