THIS year’s Good Friday Appeal efforts have resulted in a record-breaking day for the Kilmore Fire Brigade, with $16,951.65 raised by volunteers during the day.

The brigade’s efforts were supported by more than 50 volunteers who travelled around Kilmore to collect donations, which included people of all ages from the Kilmore Scouts.

Kilmore CFA member Garry Callinan said the strong turnout helped make the day a great success.

“We had members of the public who saw the Facebook post come down and help, and because of that we had people in the petrol stations getting donations from people passing through for the long weekend which contributed,” he said.

“It was a long day, I thought with the numbers it would shorten the day but we still ended up working similar hours to the previous year which just shows you how much the town’s growing.”

The fundraising efforts for the day concluded around 3pm, with volunteers also helping for any amount of time that suited them.

Mr Callinan thanked everyone who supported this year’s Good Friday Appeal, including the Kilmore Scouts, SES and CFA, as well as Seymour Bus Lines, Kemp’s Bakery, Kilmore Pizza House, Kilmore Kebabs and Chicken, OKR FM, and the Review.