19 Apr 2014

$A16.8m raised for children's hospital

1:41 pm on 19 April 2014

The Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday annual appeal in Melbourne raised over $A16.8 million for seriously ill children.

Executive director Deborah Hallmark said more than 60,000 people joined the fun at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday during a Channel 7 telethon.

"This is an incredible result for the kids, from wonderfully dedicated communities across the state," Ms Hallmark said on Saturday.

AAP reports money raised from the event will fund state-of-the-art medical equipment, research and scholarships.

Since its inception in 1931, the Good Friday appeal has generated more than $A274 million for the Royal Children's Hospital.