Stu­dent sausage siz­zle sup­ports strug­gling farm­ers

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - NEWS -

BE­FORE the end of the school term last month, Beech­worth Pri­mary School stu­dents in grades five and six held a fundraiser for Aus­tralian Red Cross.

As part of the stu­dents’ so­cial en­ter­prise pro­gram they con­ducted a sausage siz­zle, which was sup­ported by lo­cal busi­nesses.

At an assem­bly on the last day of term, a cheque for $180 was pre­sented to Beech­worth Red Cross Branch chair Ju­lia Smith.

Ms Smith said it was fan­tas­tic to see the fundraiser en­thu­si­as­ti­cally sup­ported by the Beech­worth Pri­mary School com­mu­nity af­ter a great deal of time and ef­fort was put into it by the stu­dents.

“Red Cross sin­cerely ap­pre­ci­ates their as­sis­tance and, while the Red Cross ap­peal to sup­port the drought-af­fected farm­ers closed at the end of Au­gust, rais­ing over $10.5 mil­lion dol­lars, it was de­cided with the stu­dents to al­lo­cate their dona­tion to the Red Cross Dis­as­ter and Re­cov­ery Pro­gram,” she said.

“In this way, farm­ers who are strug­gling will con­tinue to be as­sisted by Red Cross over the com­ing months or in­deed years to re­cover from the im­pli­ca­tions of the drought. “

“We thank the stu­dents for their won­der­ful dona­tion to Red Cross.”

DONA­TION: Beech­worth Pri­mary School stu­dents Lach­lan Fitz­patrick, Clancy El­lett, T’Leah Romero, Poppy Voigt and Sa­mara Bright with their cheque for Red Cross.

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