Fundrais­ing gives con­nec­tion

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

CITY Beach Res­i­den­tial Col­lege stu­dents have staved off home­sick­ness by rais­ing money for the less for­tu­nate.

Over the past two years, stu­dents who have come from places around WA to study Gifted and Tal­ented Pro­grams have held ac­tiv­i­ties from car washes to bar­be­cues and raised more than $3000 for The Smith Fam­ily.

Col­lege man­ager Chris Chuck said not ev­ery­one was for­tu­nate enough to be fi­nan­cially placed to take up op­por­tu­ni­ties the stu­dents had, so they were keen to give back to the com­mu­nity.

“With stu­dents be­ing away from home for 40 weeks of the year, they can feel a dis­con­nect to their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties,” he said.

“Hav­ing our stu­dents in­volved with the com­mu­nity that they are board­ing in helps to pro­vide a stronger sense of the Res­i­den­tial Col­lege be­ing a home away from home.”

John Curtin Col­lege of the Arts Year 10 stu­dent Corey Bat­tersby, from Katan­ning, said he had fun rais­ing money.

“By fundrais­ing I am not only hav­ing fun, but I am also rais­ing aware­ness and help­ing a cause close to my heart,” he said.

John Curtin Col­lege of the Arts Year 10 stu­dent Corey Bat­tersby helped raise more than $3000 in two years.

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