Team Layla runs for Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal

Serious joggers combined with casual walkers, kids in prams, and supporters on the sidelines, made up the 167 members of Team Layla. Participating in the recent Melbourne ‘Run for the Kids’ to raise money for the 2015 Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, Team Layla’s successful fundraising raised a total of $13,000.

NDY contributed in both running power and dollars in what is the eighth year that Team Layla has been active in the Run for the Kids. Over this time, Team Layla has raised well over $160,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal in what NDY Charitable Trust Chair Sam Aloi calls ‘an extraordinary effort’.

Team Layla achieved this year’s fundraising from: $5000 through entry fees; $7600 through direct donations and the NDY Charitable Trust; and $500 raised by Blackburn Lake Primary School from their ‘free dress day’.

About Team Layla

‘Team Layla’ is inspired by Layla Hopkins, one of the many fortunate recipients of the great work carried out by the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The Royal Children’s Hospital saved Layla’s life multiple times and administered regular treatment in response to complications resulting from premature birth at 24 weeks gestation weighing in at just 590 grams. Layla is now 8 years old and in Grade 2 at school and doing really well.

Layla’s medical story is one that defies the odds. She’s falls into a group of around 2% of children who survive a similar start to life without any physical or mental disabilities – a result that would not have been achieved without the expertise of the RCH team. It is the hope of Team Layla that fundraising and donations will efforts will support the research, innovation and expertise of the RCH in providing successful world-leading health outcomes with more children.

About the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal

The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal is the largest fundraiser for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and has raised $258 million since 1931 for the Hospital. The non-political, non-denominational Good Friday Appeal brings together people from all parts of the community in a very special way. The common goal is to raise money for the benefit of The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

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