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Saint Kentigern Raises $151,179.30 For World Vision

September 04, 2019 at 2:06 PM

During the 40 Hour Famine this year, Saint Kentigern students across all three schools raised a total of $151,179.30 for World Vision. The schools have had a long-standing relationship with World Vision, with the College being one of the top fundraising schools in the country for many years.

This year, the College raised a very substantial $109,708.00 with the Year 7 and 8 students receiving a special mention for raising $69,750.00! This was $4000 more than their total last year.

World Vision's National Director and Old Collegian, Grant Bayldon was presented with a College cheque at assembly this week by Emma King and Aria Bhej, and acknowledged the students who raised the most money. A total of 112 students were presented with certificates for raising $500 or more individually and Stark was named the winning House having raised $26,801. A special mention was also made to Emma King who raised the most overall - $8006.50. Well done Emma!

The money raised by the College will go towards helping people in Chigodi Village, Malawi. Since our relationship began with the Village, the improvements have been significant. The schools have new and upgraded facilities, student and staff numbers have grown, and the students’ achievement rates are continuing to excel - the money raised this year will go towards building a new water pump for the Village.

Over the past week, World Vision representatives, Maria, Cameron and Anika visited the Boys’ School and Girls’ School and passed on stories of how their contribution has and will help the less fortunate in Sudan. They thanked the students for their efforts and mentioned that their money will go towards providing students in Sudan with the essentials that they need to attend school – such as stationery and school bags. Both Student Councils from the Boys’ School and Girls’ School helped to drive the fundraising and motivate the students to raise funds. The Boys’ School raised $36,760.00 and the Girls’ School raised $4,711.30 towards Sudanese refugees.

The visit from World Vision staff enabled our students to gain a greater understanding of the impact our school communities make, through fundraising endeavours, to help World Vision continue its work around the world. Well done to all the students and staff for their efforts to help raise funds.

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