Stu­dents to lap up funds for farm­ers

Myrtleford Times - - Letters To The Editor -

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.

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