Boarders volunteer their time for charity

18 March 2016

As well as being engaged in fundraising at School, the Glennie boarders are involved in ongoing activities through boarding to support specific organisations. It is important that young people are encouraged to develop a life-long social conscience and concern for others.

The boarding community is currently assisting with the Lent fundraising for the Bush Ministry by a gold coin donation at our theme dinners. Mrs Gayle Ash recently took on the mammoth task of making over 300 cupcakes for sale, with the funds directed to the Bush Ministry. Mrs Ash is always generous in her gift of time to assist others through baking and crafts. Brown House is undertaking a raffle in aid of the Lent fundraiser. It is anticipated that these combined activities will raise approximately $800.

Over the next two weeks Glennie boarding girls will donate their time after school to volunteer at the Woolworths Clifford Gardens store. Annette Salva, Taylah Stanley, Anna Phillips, Felicity Brown, Meg Ziesemer, Isabella Macpherson, Ellen Bredhauer, Isabelle Simon, Sarah Dann, Madeline Hall, Katie McKay, Ruby Dyer, Katie Jobling, Georgie Wathen, Lisbon Stower, Caitlyn Turley, Kate Reeves, Gemma Thorley, Tilly Parry-Okeden, Felicity Brown, Claudia Simon, Georgia Parsons, Georgia Kennedy and Brenna Kennedy will encourage shoppers to spend an additional two dollars in order to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. These volunteers have seven days of rosters organised by Boarder Captain Jennifer Stewart, and all involved are willing supporters of this worthy charity. Boarding Vice-Captain Georgia Kennedy and Boarding Committee members Annette Salva, Meg Ziesemer, Sarah Dann, Katie Jobling, Gemma Thorley, and Georgia Parsons will act as supervisors for younger boarders.

Last year a group of boarders walked for Light the Night in aid of Blood Cancers. Boarders will donate through theme dinners and other activities to raise funds for Cancer research. They are involved in projects such as Relay for Life and making items for sale to support Yalari with the sponsorship of a Year 8 boarder in another school. A group of boarders ran in the Peak to Park last Sunday with this event raising money for three different charities. Boarders also regularly donate blood at the Red Cross.

Boarders will sell raffle tickets for Zonta in April to support this important women’s organisation on the day of their Toowoomba Heritage Houses tour. Year 12 boarders Olivia Hall and Georgia Parsons  are travelling to Vietnam to teach children to swim.

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