Final cheque presented

Retired fundraiser Darrell Benjamin presented his final cheque to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal earlier this month.

Mr Benjamin contributed $88,788 to the appeal this year, after 35 years of fundraising as the Moe district manager.

Over the years the Moe man ran dinners, raffles, concerts and other events to reach a total of $1,046,548.53.

Mr Benjamin has been awarded both an Order of Australia Medal and the inaugural Dame Elizabeth Murdoch Award, in recognition of his commitment to the Royal Children’s Hospital.