Spare coins could save faith af­ter kids’ fundrais­ing stolen

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

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.

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