City kids help­ing out west in hol­i­days

The Western Star - - Best Of The West -

FOR most chil­dren, school hol­i­days are a time to kick back and re­lax but for an in­trepid group of stu­dents the time is about help­ing a com­mu­nity hun­dreds of kilo­me­tres from home.

Year 8 and 9 stu­dents from Can­non Hill An­gli­can Col­lege ar­rived in Charlevill­e last week as part of a mis­sion trip, spend­ing two days help­ing out around town.

They kicked it all off with a $7000 do­na­tion to the Charlevill­e Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice, be­fore set­ting off to vol­un­teer at a church, Angli­care, His­toric House and Wa­roona aged-care fa­cil­ity.

“The stu­dents had to vol­un­teer to at­tend, it wasn’t com­pul­sory at all,” CHAC tour or­gan­iser Chris Nas­trom-Smith said.

“A big part of the whole trip was a ded­i­cated day of giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity.

“We had been fundrais­ing for two years, run­ning school dances and a stu­dent free-dress day ‘Fiver for a Flyer’ — it was a great op­por­tu­nity for them to see di­rectly what their fundrais­ing ef­forts were go­ing to­wards.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

DO­NA­TION: Can­non Hill An­gli­can Col­lege stu­dents raised $7000 for the RFDS and vol­un­teered with a num­ber of groups around Charlevill­e dur­ing their out­back Queens­land tour.

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