Canowindra High School students are making a difference by raising money for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Australia.
CF affects the lungs, digestive system and eventually, life itself. There is no cure, and sadly most children born with CF do not live beyond the age of 18. Those who do live beyond that age need constant care and therapy.
Year 12 are hosting a school based fundraiser on Friday, 26th May, with baked goods, lunch time trivia and students are asked to wear red clothes and bring a gold coin donation. The wood raffle will also be drawn at lunchtime.
“On Saturday we sold lots of tickets for the wood raffle down the Main Street. We are hoping to raise over $1,000,” said School Captain Ciaran Etty.
Year 12 decided to do more than just host a fundraising day. “We wanted to make a bit of a personal touch by putting a rose on our jerseys to help raise awareness for CF,” said Ciaran Etty.
“We decided on raising money for CF after it being brought up in a meeting. We have all become pretty passionate about it now the more we got to know what it was all about,” said School Captain Joanna Balcombe.
Year 12 would like to give a special thank you to: Roslyn King, Peter King, Kathryn Johnson and Eric Johnson for providing the wood, and to Mark Edwards, Jack Workman, Cody Smith and Georgia Grenfell for assisting in cutting the wood and stacking the trailer.