Don­gara stu­dents pitch in

Midwest Times - - FRONT PAGE - Adam Poulsen

West Aus­tralians have opened their hearts and their wal­lets, rais­ing $38,000,554 for sick chil­dren dur­ing Telethon Week­end 2018.

The money will go to­wards grants to hos­pi­tals, med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties and not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions — in turn fund­ing the lat­est equip­ment, med­i­cal and re­search fa­cil­i­ties, and ther­apy pro­grams.

Mean­while, stu­dents and staff at Don­gara Dis­trict High School got into the spirit early this year, rais­ing more than $500 for sick West Aussie kids.

On Au­gust 10, more than 400 teach­ers and stu­dents from kindy to Year 12 wore their py­ja­mas or a piece of blue cloth­ing for a gold coin do­na­tion.

Prin­ci­pal Ja­nine Calver said the school com­mu­nity was de­lighted to have been able to con­trib­ute to the char­ity.

“We are very proud of the suc­cess of this school com­mu­nity fundraiser and how our stu­dent coun­cil have demon­strated out­stand­ing so­cial aware­ness,” she said.

Pic­tures: Don­gara High School

Staff and stu­dents at Don­gara Dis­trict High School re­cently wore py­ja­mas or some­thing blue to school for a gold coin do­na­tion to Telethon.

Stu­dents from kindy to Year 12 took part in the fundraiser.

The ini­tia­tive raised more than $500.

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