Amanda Young cause lives on
PENRHOS College students dressed up as colourful characters and enjoyed fun activities to help raise money for the Amanda Young Foundation.
Everyone from the Spice Girls to hippies appeared at the Amanda Young Fair on March 17, which had the theme of decades.
The event supports the foundation, which is named after the former student who tragically died from meningococcal septicaemia at 18.
Amanda’s mother Lorraine said she was thrilled to get the support of the school and its students.
“We feel lucky but it’s a bit sad, whenever we see the green uniforms or attend graduation ceremonies, we can’t help but tear up,” she said.
Amanda’s father Barry said Amanda got a wonderful education at Penrhos College and it was like a family.
“She would fit more into one day than most people fitted into a week,” he said.
“She was able to travel to places like Canada, Japan and Russia during her time at the school.
“The money raised from the day means a lot to us, it will help us raise awareness about the meningococcal disease.”
Among the students to help organise the event was school captain Charlotte Harvey-Lissienko and school secretary Haylee Katsanaskis.
Miss Harvey-Lissienko said there was lots of effort put into the organisation of the event.
“You hear about the message when you grow up and Amanda’s legacy has touched every girl here so you feel grateful to provide help,” she said.
Barry and Lorraine Young thank Penrhos student Charlotte Harvey-Lissienko and school secretary Haylee Katsanaskis.