In June 1969, a small group of people working on The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, answering telephones and making collections, decided to band together to form a social and fundraising club. Thus the Pied Pipers was founded.
Due to the enthusiasm of the members, the first year target of $600 was easily achieved and a cheque for $3,675.00 was contributed to the 1970 Appeal.
Today, the Pied Pipers’ main fundraising events include Good Friday and the sale of ‘Grand Final Posters’ for the AFL Grand Final. The Pied Pipers and volunteers also decorate the wards for Christmas at the Royal Children’s Hospital.