School children go all out for good cause

By Liz Wylie

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Jessica Dunkerton 11, of Faith City School in Whanganui was helping to raise funds for the Cancer Society on Friday.
Jessica Dunkerton 11, of Faith City School in Whanganui was helping to raise funds for the Cancer Society on Friday.

Faith City School held their own Daffodil Day on Friday to help raise money for the Cancer Society.

The event was organised by the school leadership team who organised a coin trail and a sausage sizzle.

Each classroom at the school had a "Turn White into Gold" folder where the aim was to cover each white daffodil centre with a gold coin.

TASTE TEST: Molly Bullock offers Jack Devine a bite of lunch at the fundraiser.
TASTE TEST: Molly Bullock offers Jack Devine a bite of lunch at the fundraiser.


With help from school families, friends and neighbours the goal was exceeded and most folders had extra coins and notes attached.

Faith City principal Ruth McLay said the leadership team have organised a number of charity events this year.

"They organised a can drive for the food bank and gathered a good number of donations," she said.

Friday's events raised $384.90 to be donated to the Cancer Society.

FULL UP: Madeliene Buckeridge, 12, shows how Faith City students surpassed expectations with their coin trail.
FULL UP: Madeliene Buckeridge, 12, shows how Faith City students surpassed expectations with their coin trail.

- Wanganui Chronicle

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