Red Shield Appeal Door Knock - Overwhelming Support

Last Sunday, students from Christian College Bellarine took part in the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.

We had an amazing turn out, with 50 students from Years 5 to 9 coming along to help doorknock as part of this year’s Salvation Army fundraising appeal. I was very proud of the students as they set off around the Drysdale and Clifton Springs area, looking amazing in their school uniforms. I have spoken to a couple of people who had their doorknocked by one of our groups and they were very impressed by the maturity and charisma our students demonstrated.

This is a fantastic way for the students to be involved in something that is so beneficial to our local community, as well as being such a great way for the community to see our students and what they stand for. I was blown away by the excitement of the students as they returned with their donations; it was obvious that they had loads of fun while they were out and about. It was lovely to see the interaction between students from different year levels and the different staff and parents who were helping, both while out and while sharing a drink and some hot food together as they counted the money. There was a great sense of community.

A massive thank you to those staff and parents. It was not taken for granted at all that you gave up your Sunday morning sleep in!! Everything was very easy to organise and that is because we had so many hands helping out!

As a total, the students were able to raise $2,705.86. This is $1200 more than last year. While it’s not about beating last year, this shows that our students are really starting to think about how they can help those around them.

Please give the students a huge pat on the back as you see them around school. Thank you again for your support with Project Care.

Claire Deretic
Project Care Christian College Bellarine.


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