Read­ing fundraiser

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

STU­DENTS at South Perth Pri­mary School raised over $13,000 in ex­tra funds through their ef­forts in Read-AThon.

From Au­gust 17 to 28, the stu­dents sought do­na­tions from the lo­cal com­mu­nity while they read as many books as they could for the Read-A-Thon chal­lenge.

The school planned to use the ex­tra funds from the event for new play­ground equip­ment.

Gen­eral man­ager of The Fundrais­ing Group Bren­dan Hopp said it was great news that schools were get­ting in­volved in the fundraiser.

“We’re into our sec­ond year of the School Read-A-Thon and we’ve found stu­dents have re­ally em­braced the con­cept,” he said.

“It im­proves their lit­er­acy all while rais­ing some great ex­tra money for their school,” he added.

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