A MONTO store has come to the aid of students who were affected by flood earlier this year.
St Therese’s Catholic School is the beneficiary of a donation of $500 from the town’s IGA supermarket.
The school’s Year 7 students are flying to Canberra in October but the impact of flooding threatened to deprive some students of the opportunity to go to the nation’s capital.
IGA manager Peter Gibney responded to an approach from the board of St Therese’s Catholic Primary School.
“There is a Community Chest Fund which is funded by a percentage of sales from the shop. The fund is to be used for local non-profit organisations and hadn’t been accessed for some time, so when the school approached us it seemed like a good idea,” Mr Gibney said.
“The appeal of this dona- tion was there has been a lot flood relief but the knock on effect from the floods would have been these students missing out on a trip to Canberra.”
Deputy principal Kathleen Watt was grateful for the support.
“It is tremendous to get local business support for our students to go on this trip to Canberra,” Mrs Watt said.
The school has nine year seven students and they will be spending one week in the nation’s capital.
READYTOGO: St Therese's deputy principal Kathleen Watt (back) accepts a cheque from Monto IGA manager Peter Gibney to fund the school's year seven trip to Canberra, with (clockwise from left) Bryce Baldwin, Nicholas Felesina, Lani Pickering, and Jasmine Popp.