City kids helping out west in holidays
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.”
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.