Teen given schol­ar­ship

Wanneroo Times - - At The Movies -

A MADELEY teen has reaped the re­wards of giv­ing and re­ceiv­ing.

Tayla Tas­eff (18) re­cently re­ceived a Louisa Al­lessan­dri Me­mo­rial Fund schol­ar­ship and vol­un­teered to raise funds for the Perth Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion.

Her mother Geral­dine said the fund gave schol­ar­ships each year to help peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties reach their study and travel goals.

“The schol­ar­ship was for $10,000 and this is sup­ported by the com­mu­nity in help­ing fundraise so this schol­ar­ship can con­tinue,” Mrs Tas­eff said.

“Tayla was a joint win­ner along with a young lady who was the young Aus­tralian of the year in 2015, Drisana (Le­vitzke-Gray) who is deaf.

“They could not sep­a­rate them so they ended up giv­ing them a schol­ar­ship each, which was amaz­ing.”

Tayla re­cently helped sell PCHF fire­fighter cal­en­dars dur­ing a fundrais­ing drive at Ocean Keys Shop­ping Cen­tre in Clark­son.

The drive raised more than $1000, which will go to­wards the ‘dis­trac­tion ther­apy’ ini­tia­tive that com­forts and calms chil­dren in hos­pi­tal dur­ing stress­ful med­i­cal situations.

Drisana Le­vitzke-Gray and Tayla Tas­eff re­ceived Louisa Al­lessan­dri Me­mo­rial Fund schol­ar­ships.

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