Amanda Young cause lives on

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

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.

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