Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community, particularly through leadership of the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal
Christine Unsworth AM helmed the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal between 1996 and 2012. In that time, she presided over an unprecedented growth in fundraising with over $160 million in donations. Of the 80 years of fundraising efforts, more than half of the Good Friday Appeal’s total donations came during Christine’s 16-year leadership.
The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal is one of Australia’s most recognisable charities. The funds that it raises makes possible a suite of programs and resources to ensure children receiving care at The Royal Children’s Hospital have access to first-class outcomes. The charity engages the community for donations and support throughout the year, culminating in an all-day telethon on Good Friday.
Christine’s career-long support of charity and community saw her recognised in 2014 when she was made a Member of the Order of Australia. She is a shining beacon of the charitable spirit of Victorians and their ready willingness to dig deep for causes that truly matter.
Reviewed 01 October 2019