Escape from Neil’s Wheel: Good Friday Appeal Fundraiser

By: James MacLeod – Managing Director, Tobin Brothers Funerals
Sunday, March 14, 2021


Victoria’s Good Friday Appeal, is one of the most important annual events in the state, raising funds to enable The Royal Children’s hospital in Melbourne to provide world class care for our children. 

Friday 12th March 2021, The ‘unofficial’ launch of the appeal, as described by its host, is ‘Neil’s Wheel’, when 3AW’s morning host Neil Mitchell invites organisations to ride the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel until they raise at least $5,000.

I'm inspired by the work of The Royal Children's Hospital and wanted to support them by raising money for the 2021 Good Friday Appeal.

Specifically, funds raised by this event will help to purchase a new ultrasound machine. The new machine will have superior imaging quality, which will enable greater precision during procedures and will assist over 250 patients each week.

The Appeal relies on the support of the community to raise funds to ensure the Royal Children's Hospital is able to continue to provide world class care to patients and their families.

My 51st birthday will be one I never forget. Raising over $35,000 on behalf of Tobin Brothers, for the Good Friday Appeal on Neil’s Wheel - a fantastic result.

Thank you to 3AW and Neil Mitchell for inviting me to be a part of the fundraising event and to Denis Walter for jumping on the wheel with me and singing happy birthday.












A very big thank you to all those who donated:

Liz MurrayDarren AdeyWendy Goy
Heritage Brothers Funeral ServicesScott PattersonVictoriaville
Joe ZarafaMick & Sheila TuminelloPaul Gerrey
Kate StevensonSherrin MolanGough Family – Alan, Cathy,Olivia and Ruby
Donna JenkinsDamian MacLeodNicholas Pino from IBag
Anita RoversHoskins FloorcoveringsMarita Tobin
Tobin BrothersLynda HendersonSusan Gorst
Dianne GoodwinHelen RoseDanny Wain
Stephen BeersJames Partners LawyersGrant Schumacher
Moret FamilyWGC Business Advisors Pty LtdCarl & Helen Dunn
Gus MacLeodCeleste PattersonLegacy Tribute
Grace MacLeodCasey JohnsonKevin Sandells
Diamond CelebrationsUnique Wine SolutionsAndrew from Crommelin Recruitment
Eversafe AustraliaNick FogartyDeanna Whitehouse
Cathy TarrantMark PatersonJohn Fowler
Aaron, Jane and Hunter MurrayDominic MackenLouise MacLeod
Michael EverardNeil JacksonPaul Hooper
Stay SafeBrad and Lisa KlibanskyHong Duong
Peter and Wendy MacLeodDavid HungLamanna Premier Group
George TsementzisMaria PlazinaMark Taylor from Ace Radio Network
Vikrant and Richard from Sharp Instincts Pty LtdDenise & Phil JensenKingsley Ilsley
Red NolanCraig HutchisonAlan Muller
Peter NewcombeRichard Bell from Premier Office NationalJill Strong
Bryan Martin Racing ClubMercedes-Benz WaverleyNoel Woff
Denis EverardDavid StevensChris Tuttle
Dermot O’ConnorPhil BrockYour Memories
Kristen MacLeodANZ BankWes Davidson Real Estate
TekmedGrandifloraMariah Deacon
Michael TobinBradley Walker from SP&R Air ConditioningAdrian Plazina
Helen HallMichael Jenkins from Shout AgencyLeo & Deb Tobin
Lou GionfriddoThe Blind FactoryTrav Tann
Jon Clare from FuneraltechAlan HasanCraig Bell
Gmac CoatingsAndrea MansfieldDale Gilson
Alana SpiteriMike McCoyAaron Lane

3AW : #NeilsWheel

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Good Friday Appeal : #GiveForTheKids #GoodFridayAppeal #90YearsOfGiving

Instagram: @goodfridayappeal, Facebook: @goodfridayappeal

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel : #MelbourneStar

Instagram: @melbourne_star, Facebook: @melbournestarobservationwheel

The Royal Children's Hospital : #RCHMelbourne

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Tobin Brothers : #TobinBrothers #CelebratingLives #SayItNow

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