Risdon Park Primary School students presented a cheque for $235.45 to the Port Pirie Hospital on Friday, to go towards any of the hospitals needs.
The school hosted a team colours day where students were invited to dress up in their favourite team colours and bring a gold coin donation.
Stephanie Connor, nurse unit manager of Ward A and Stephen Fantinel, a graduate registered nurse accepted the cheque on behalf of the hospital and were delighted with the monetary addition.
“We are honoured that young children want to commit to our hospital and give us some funds to purchase some things that we can’t normally get.”
“I think we might be able to buy some quilts for palliative quilts with this donation.”Stephanie Connor
In addition to the gold coin donation, funds were raised through extra canteen treats and lunch time activities that were all put towards the donation.
Year 7 student, Cooper Promnitz says the school wanted to help the local community and believed the Port Pirie hospital was a good idea.
“Our leadership group were thinking of fundraising ideas, we then voted on team colours day and then we had to vote again to pick the fund we wanted and we chose the hospital.”
Principal of Risdon Park Primary, Carolyn Clinton says that the school offers many opportunities but believes it is important to recognise the local community.
“We like to fund raise three times a year where we give to other causes. We have a fun run on Friday which is supporting cancer.”
“It is important that one of our fundraising events is for the local community.”
“The students should understand that it is a community and as we are members of the community, therefore we should give back.”
Ms Clinton is very proud of all students.