A LARGE piggy bank has been driving around Bendigo.
The big pig heads the Very Special Kids’ Piggy Bank Appeal and has stopped off at the Commonwealth Banks in Eaglehawk and Hargraves Mall.
CEO of Very Special Kids Doctor Sarah Hosking said it s the 16th year of the pig traversing the state and raising money for charity.
"Each year the support we receive from the people of Bendigo continues to grow,” Dr Hosking said.
Local bank employees also got into the charitable spirit by dressing up and hosting barbecues.
"Last year we raised about $1000 and hope to reach the same figure again," Commonwealth Bank savings specialist Jess Featherstone said.
Very Special Kids supports families across Victoria throughout their experience of caring for children with life-threatening conditions, from diagnosis through to recovery or bereavement.
The charity supports 11 families around Bendigo.