Rais­ing funds for Van­u­atu

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Some se­nior pupils from Plim­mer­ton School wanted to help raise funds for Van­u­atu in the af­ter­math of Cy­clone Pam, so they came up with the idea of a walkathon on March 27.

Chil­dren sought spon­sor­ship and then gave up 30 min­utes of their lunchtime to walk around the school field. Some raced around to earn more funds.

On April 2, the $4000 raised was pre­sented at the school as­sem­bly to Hur­ri­canes rugby play­ers Steve Sy­monds and Motu Matu’u, who toured Van­u­atu last year in a cam­paign to raise aware­ness of do­mes­tic abuse.

They told the chil­dren that a lot of the places they vis­ited had been de­stroyed.

The Hur­ri­canes have started their own fundrais­ing ef­fort and said Plim­mer­ton School’s do­na­tion was a huge kick start to­wards their goal of $50,000.

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