Stu­dents raise more than $5000

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE | EDUCATION -

ON MARCH 29, Unity Col­lege de­cided to com­bine its an­nual cross coun­try event with Car­i­tas Ks, a fundrais­ing walkathon for Car­i­tas Aus­tralia.

This ini­tia­tive helps to raise aware­ness of the world’s poor­est com­mu­ni­ties, giv­ing them ac­cess to bet­ter health ser­vices and ed­u­ca­tion, in­creased food se­cu­rity, clean wa­ter, san­i­ta­tion fa­cil­i­ties and much more.

On the last day of term, stu­dents came to­gether on a jour­ney around the col­lege grounds with buck­ets of wa­ter, show­ing com­pas­sion for many women and chil­dren across the world who have to carry litres of wa­ter each day to sur­vive.

Year 6 stu­dent Imo­gen San­ders also cre­ated an Easter colour­ing com­pe­ti­tion with her friends as an added way to raise more funds, en­cour­ag­ing ju­nior stu­dents to be cre­ative in the process.

Spe­cial recog­ni­tion was also given to Ruby Red­man, Amelia-Grace Ben­son, Kae­lyn and Ruby Down­ing and Ryan Stevens who all raised a sig­nif­i­cant amount of money each for the team.

Be­cause of th­ese in­spir­ing chil­dren and their spon­sors, Unity Col­lege raised a $5981.66 beat­ing the ini­tial goal of $5000. This was the high­est amount raised in the reg­is­tered teams who took part.

Ev­ery­one in­volved came to to­gether to sup­port each other and the wider com­mu­nity.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

FROM LEFT: Ruby Red­man, Amelia-Grace Ben­son, Kae­lyn and Ruby Down­ing and Ryan Stevens.

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