Shed raises $60k for kids

The Tin Shed raised more than $60,000 for this year's Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. (supplied)

Barwon Heads’ iconic Tin Shed raised more than $60,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal.

Officially known as Barwon Grove Golf Club, locals refer to it as The Tin Shed.

Members play at Barwon Heads Golf Club on Sunday mornings, but the ‘shed’ is more known as a social hangout on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons at the clubhouse off Sheepwash Road.

Last year’s total of more than $80,000 was always going to be hard to top, but a final cheque of $62,052 was presented.

The fundraising efforts culminated in a massive social day on Good Friday where more money was raised through raffles and auctions.

“With the tightening of the economy, we were still well supported by the generosity of locals and lots of businesses,” treasurer Barry Williams said.

“We had around 800 people there and it’s become a huge social event. Our local businesses were truly wonderful this year.”

The Tin Shed’s contribution was by far the overriding factor in Barwon Heads final tally of $63,948.

Among the $5,261,913 raised in regional Victoria, Ocean Grove contributed $51,633, Portarlington $26,540 and Drysdale $17,776.

The Good Friday Appeal also stretches its funding into the regions, including Barwon Health, to support regional paediatric health services.