Students at Eaton Community College raise $500 for Bunbury charity

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Eaton Community College student councillors Arthur Rivis and Jake Tredgett present Bunbury Foodbank's Ray Jordan with a donation.
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Students at Eaton Community College have raised over $500 to donate to Bunbury Foodbank with a school free dress day.

Program coordinator Tina Nottle said she was looking for a project student services and the student council could collaborate on.

“They came up with the idea of organising a free dress day for the end of the week (gold coin donation) and promoting the concept that student services would feed our students,” Ms Nottle said.

“Then our students would support a fundraiser that helps to provide meals for people in our local community, hence donating the money raised to our local Bunbury Foodbank.”

Ms Nottle said the student council wanted the money raised to go back into supporting the local community.

“The council reps understood many of our students and their families were doing it tough through COVID-19 and wanted to be able to provide practical support within our school community,” she said.

Ms Nottle hoped the students took away a positive message from the fundraising experience.

It’s important for students to be provided with opportunities to be contributing members of their school and local community.

Tina Nottle

“Ideas and actions from our young people often demonstrate their willingness to be actively involved in doing positive things in support of others.

“Even the smallest positive contribution can make a big difference to someone that needs a hand.”

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