Students kicking goals

March 21, 2017

Will Dobson, Stacey Parker, Danielle Johnstone, Lyndon Glass, April Crouch, Miss Holly Westaway and Lori Purdy are helping to raise money for the Good Friday Appeal.

SOME passionate VCAL students at Rochester Secondary College are kicking goals when it comes to fundraising for sick kids.

Students have set up a raffle to support the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday appeal and in doing so have grown within themselves.

‘‘Having the opportunity to get out in the community and encourage local support for the appeal is teaching the students some valuable communication lessons,’’ teacher and fundraising organiser Holly Westaway said.

With Easter just a stone’s throw away, the students decided the Good Friday Appeal was a great choice to continue their community work.

‘‘It’s a good cause and it is nice knowing we will be helping the kids in hospital,’’ student Lyndon Glass said.

‘‘Our main outcome was to link the community together and rally behind the cause.’’

The students have been running a raffle and need the community support to raise as much money as they can.

‘‘We went out and got support from a lot of local businesses which donated things as prizes,’’ student Lori Purdy said.

‘‘It was really good experience going out and speaking to members of the community, everyone was happy to help.’’

Miss Westaway said the students have been exceeding in their efforts and would love some extra support from the Rochester community.

‘‘We will be outside Major’s IGA on Thursday at 2pm so people can come down and get a ticket,’’ she said.

‘‘We have lots of things people can win, from movie tickets to sporting goods and food vouchers.’’

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