Fundraiser to take the cake
A bold campaign to raise $50,000 in support of World Vision’s project in aid of Syrian refugees begins with cake.
Senior pupils at Palmerston North Boys’ High School open their fundraising efforts with a cake baking competition at Saturday’s Little Cuba Carnival.
Co-organiser of the fundraiser Benji Pritchard, 17, said the cake bake competition was the first event in a series to support World Vision’s Syria project, which will run through the winter months.
‘‘People are invited to bake a cake and drop it off at Square Edge on Friday,’’ Pritchard said.
‘‘It will be judged at the Little Cuba Carnival with the Topp Twins. The cakes will be sold and the proceeds given to World Vision.’’
The baker of the winning cake gets a $100 voucher from a George St business.
The Topp Twins will be attending before Saturday night’s concert in Feilding.
A concert is exactly where the boys’ efforts are focused next.
Sounds For Syria headlined by Auckland singer-songwriter and anti-poverty campaigner Emily Muli, Wellington band Jimmy & the Jets, a local group called The Unexpected, and other local acts, will take place at Crossroads Church on Saturday, May 27.
Tickets are at Square Edge, and the Boys’ High finance office.
An exhibition of the school’s level-3 art, with reproductions of the works available for sale, would be at Square Edge from June 1 to June 20.
There’s a function and auction of donated artworks by local artists, including Sarah Platt, at Square Edge on June 16.
A charity fight night, Square Off For Syria was planned for Arena 2 in August and would feature bouts between teachers, companies, councils, sports teams and politicians.
Another sporting event, a $5 Stride Out For Syria fun run and walk is being organised in conjunction with the Manawatu Striders.
A speakers’ night, Our Generation United, is planned for August 11 in the Regent on Broadway. Matt Watts, 17, said there would be three speakers, with the venue provided free.
Pritchard said organising the multi-pronged campaign, which followed in a school tradition of major project fundraising, involved input from about 50 boys.
The Palmerston North Boys’ High World Vision fundraising project committee from left; Matt Watts, Sam Kennard, Benji Pritchard, Hamzah Arafeh and Alan Kirk.