Student sausage sizzle supports struggling farmers
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.