Class act aims to top $5000 for Vic fire victims

Ruben Brown, Jordan Pedrou and Gail Swan help make hot dogs for the Coffs Harbour High School Victorian bushfire appeal.
Ruben Brown, Jordan Pedrou and Gail Swan help make hot dogs for the Coffs Harbour High School Victorian bushfire appeal. Ian Jensen

COFFS Harbour High School's Student Representative Council is aiming to top $5000 in donations to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal and the SRC is closing in on the target.

Prefects Ruben Browne and Jordann Pedron said their initial target on Monday had been $1000 but this had been passed so quickly they had revised it.

Today they will be selling Valentine's Day roses, helium balloons and 'love notes' at school in aid of the appeal.

School lunch has taken on a new aspect with canteen suppliers Bidvest, Bananacoast Hotbake, Streets and Campbells donating food which is sold through the school canteen to benefit the appeal.

With $4500 already in the kitty, including $1000 from the P&C and the balance from staff, students and parents, the SRC also has a donation box at the front office.

  • GEOFF Smith, who is organising a Victorian Bushfire Appeal sale at Palms Shopping next Friday and Saturday February 20 and 21, said yesterday he was receiving donations of all kinds of goods from business houses from Woolgoolga to Coffs Harbour and wanted to hear from any firm that could provide more. Geoff can be contacted on 6656 1902.
  • COFFS HARBOUR Fire Station and Rural Fire Service crews will be doing their bit on Saturday to help the bushfire victims.

They will support the Red Cross fundraising drive by manning the entrances at Park Beach Plaza, the Palms Centre and Centro Toormina in a bid to raise as much money as possible.

  • THE Coffs Harbour Catholic Club, with the support of its men's and women's bowling clubs, will host a charity bowls day on Sunday to benefit the bushfire victims.

The event will start at 3pm and the bowls will start at 4pm. The cost will be $10 per person and there will be live entertainment, a sausage sizzle and raffles. Details, contact the club on 6652 1477.

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