Spare coins could save faith after kids’ fundraising stolen
MY son started school this year – a ‘‘preppie’’ at Townsville Central State School. The school has an active P and C who successfully applied for a grant to i nstall new pl ayground equipment. As the grant money received did not cover the cost of the soft-fall surface, parents were asked to participate in a coin-athon by putting jars in their workplaces etc. and asking people to give their loose change for this great cause.
I set up a jar in my workplace and my colleagues gave generously.
After the first week my son proudly took the money to his prep teacher, so hopeful that his class would raise that week’s highest total for the school and he a nd all his class mates would be rewarded with an ice-block.
Sadly during the second week of the fundraising eff ort, someone stole t he money jar from my work. My son was devastated and we have been explaining to him that sometimes people do bad things but more often than not, ordinary people do amazingly good things. I implore you to help me prove this to him and his classmates.
I f you’re driving past Townsville Central State School on Eyre St, pull in to the parking bays at the front of the school, open the gate, walk up the path and give your loose change from your purse/ wallet to Margaret in the office. Every bit will help and ensure this project is completed. SHARON ISLE, South Townsville.