Aquinas students give 5K for drought relief

In an impressive display of generosity, the students of Aquinas devoted their Labour Day public holiday to fund-raising from their own pockets.

The ‘Annual Donation’ took place at the College during Monday afternoon, with a four-hour auction of a range of donated items, raffles, and plenty of fun activities. Over $5,000 was raised on the day.

Event organiser, Tori Kitschke, was delighted with the response of her fellow students.

‘We Aquinians are known for our big hearts,’ said Tori. ‘This year the Student Club decided to get behind the Buy-a-Bale campaign, which is something very close to us since we mainly come from country areas.’

Student Club President, Eliza Boulton, described the day as ‘the best Monday of the year’.

‘It’s been an outstanding Annual this year,’ she said. ‘Everyone really got into the spirit of it, dug deep, and had a great time doing so.’

Photo: Auctioneers Nick Walters and Jack Armfield kept the afternoon moving along.


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