Students to lap up funds for farmers
READY TO RIDE: Tawonga Primary School students are preparing to raise money for struggling farmers by completing a bike-a-thon next week.
TAWONGA Primary School will put their new mountain bike track to good use next Thursday when they host a ‘bike-a-thon’ to raise money for drought stricken farmers.
Teacher Joel Armitage said the students were keen to raise money for the farmers and after brainstorming some ideas decided their new track could be used.
“They originally wanted to do a casual dress day but with only 26 students, we would not have made much money,” Mr Armitage said.
A simple Facebook post on the Tawonga Primary School page was well received and saw pledges coming in for as little as 40 cents per lap and as big as $2 a lap.
Mr Armitage said larger donations soon followed.
“We had a heap of $50 donations and even some $100 donations, we are currently on $1180 in donations and have $6.80 per lap in pledges,” he said.
Mr Armitage is hoping the students will ride around 50 laps which will bring in another $320 and take the total past $1500.