TAFE Western Broken Hill College students have raised more than $800 from a special fundraiser to assist with the ongoing costs of medical treatment for two disabled young local girls.
Students from Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways put in hours of hard work to help Lara Pascoe, who suffers from Angelman Syndrome, and Ciarn Williamson who has cerebral palsy.
“The students’ brief was to develop a project-based activity which involved interaction with the college and general community,” TAFE Western Broken Hill College teacher Cindy Burke said.
“To fulfil this component, students decided they would raise funds for Lara and Ciarn to help improve their quality of life.
“The students enthusiastically embraced the project, raising money from a number of food stalls featuring cakes, sandwiches and biscuits, a sausage sizzle and face painting by a local face painter, Brodee Kernaghan.
“The students used important theory and skills they have learned during the duration of their course. The practical component meant the students planned, marketed, organised and ran the entire event, which was a huge success thanks to their hard work and efforts.”
Lara Pascoe’s mother, Bianca, thanked the class for their contribution, explaining the difficulties her family faces and how much she appreciated this huge contribution.
“The students were moved, and suggested they will be happy to participate in another fundraiser,” Ms Burke added.
“The project was a great way for the students to interact with the TAFE and wider community and incorporate important everyday life issues with learning.”