Students take on drought relief fundraising
Avenel Primary School students have been raising money for the severely drought-affected town of Bugaldie in NSW.
Of a similar size to Avenel, the farming community of Bugaldie has been severely impacted by the prolonged drought.
Students came to know of the fate of Bugaldie through the locally initiated charity, ‘It Just Takes One’, which has been formed by a group of Avenel residents.
Through the series of fundraising events, the students of Avenel Primary School set out to raise $1000 in support of this great cause.
By the time they had concluded their Walk-a-thon, Footy for Farmers Day and Silver Coin Challenge, the school had raised $6121.45 — a truly outstanding effort by everyone involved.
One of the school’s core values is ‘‘giving something back’’ and these fundraising efforts were a great expression of this value in action.