Good Friday off to a flyer

By McIvor Times

HEATHCOTE raised more than $12,500 for the 2019 Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. And that number is expected to rise significantly as the final numbers are tallied.

The weekend started with an Easter egg hunt in the Liquid Ambers on Friday morning before some special children flew into town to join the Heathcote Inn’s family celebrations.

With a pool, farm animals, face painting, jumping castle, great food and live music, all the youngsters had a fantastic time.

Connected with Variety Australia – the Children’s Charity — several private pilots gave their time and aircraft to fly children and their families in from as far as the Mornington Peninsula.

Owner of the private airfield Clint Dickenson said he was happy to do what he could to provide a memorable experience for all involved.

‘‘It’s wonderful to be able to share the facility for such a very special cause,’’ he said.

Heathcote Inn co-owner Melissa Fisher said it was about giving the children a wonderful experience.

‘‘The day was all about providing families and children with an event they could remember,’’ Mrs Fisher said.

‘‘The day was also a fundraiser for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. We are very pleased with the amount raised, and we would like to thank everyone that supported and sponsored the day.’’