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Warragul paramedics host Face of the Good Friday Appeal

March 12, 2024 | in News

This year’s Face of the Good Friday Appeal paid a visit to his local ambulance branch to meet some local heroes who are throwing their support behind the great cause.

Finley’s paramedic dad, Jacob Every, and mum, Erin, popped by the Warragul branch to greet paramedics, check out the medical gadgets and sit in the front seat of an ambulance.

Ambulance Victoria paramedic Jacob Every and son Finley standing in front of an ambulance

Ambulance Victoria paramedic Jacob Every and son Finley.

Jacob’s Ambulance Victoria (AV) colleagues are backing two-year-old ‘Fin’ and the Good Friday Appeal this year, to raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital and maintain world-class care for sick kids.

Finley was born with myelomeningocele, a severe form of spina bifida, and requires regular care and treatment from specialist care teams at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Jacob said it was special to be able to show Finley around at his local ambulance branch.

“It’s great to see Fin interact with the ambulance and my colleagues,” he said.

“The crew know him quite well and what he’s been through, so it’s nice to see everyone motivated to take a particularly strong interest in supporting the Appeal this year.

Warragul Team Manager Tess Santo said it was great to learn more about Finley and also watch as he learned about our world as paramedics.

“It’s been fantastic to host Finley down at the local branch and watch him check out the lights, sirens and back of the ambulance,” she said.

“We’re really motivated to give big this year to show our support to Jacob and Erin, and we’re asking the community to join us in contributing to funding the world-class treatment and research by the Royal Children’s Hospital.”

AV staff, including the Warragul ambulance crew, will be participating in the Good Friday Appeal Run for the Kids on Sunday, 17 March.

Jacob asked all Victorians to consider contributing to the Good Friday Appeal this year.

All funds raised will help the RCH to provide world-class care to patients and families by funding research, state-of-the-art equipment and technology and family care programs.

To hear more about Finley’s story, click here.