The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) has again joined forces with the Very Special Kids to support the 2019 Very Special Kids Piggy Bank Appeal, a community fundraising event which is aiming to raise over a million dollars for sick kids. 

The RRT have been supporting the Piggy Bank Appeal right across Victoria since 2015, with RRT volunteers serving up sausage sandwiches and refreshments this year at events in Bendigo, Narre Warren, Castlemaine, Kyneton, Ballarat, Traralgon, Echuca and Maryborough.

RRT volunteers in Ballarat were able to serve locals and families who had come together to support this year’s Piggy Bank Appeal.

An initiative of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church (PBCC), the RRT is staffed by Church volunteers who provide catering services during a range of emergencies and charitable events.

Lloyd Grimshaw from the PBCC, said he hoped the Ballarat event would raise much needed funding for 900 families across the state who have a child with a life-threatening condition.

“These Victorian families are facing unimaginable hardship. So, the work that Very Special Kids does to provide unique support to these sick children is more important than ever,” said Mr. Grimshaw.

“We feel privileged to be able to help out at here in Ballarat and ensure the local community and families with sick kids know they don’t have to go through these tough times alone.

“At our core, the RRT is a Christian charity that exists to help those who need it most, and these events across Victoria are a great opportunity for our volunteers to roll up our sleeves and pitch in wherever we can,” he said.

Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing a children’s hospice and professional family support services.

Now in its 22nd year, the Very Special Kids Piggy Bank Appeal is a unique community fundraising appeal aiming to raise money for sick kids.

The Appeal launched in July and runs all year long as the need.

Every day in some small way, RRT volunteers offer a helping hand to those in need. For more information about the Rapid Relief Team, go to