$10 can bring a whole lotta love to sick kids

By October 17, 2019Fundraising

The future leaders of West Moreton Anglican College (WMAC) Middle School shared their wisdom with Ipswich Hospital Foundation and the Children’s Sunshine Ward recently.

To become school leaders in 2020, WMAC students completed a challenge to help make the world a better place with just a $10 note.

WMAC students, Lauren Brown and Ashley Leatch set out to maximise their combined $20 impact by visiting Ipswich Hospital’s smallest patients.

“We picked the hospital because we are kids ourselves and we felt it would be easier to connect with kids.

“Thankfully we don’t know what it’s like to be in the hospital, but we do know people who have and know it’s hard.

“We wanted to do something unique so we purchased a signature bear and asked our cohort and teachers to sign it with messages of hope.

Donated bear from WMAC students“We wanted to help the patients have a better day, feel happier and therefore make a positive impact on the community,” Ashley said.

“We want to do more after this, maybe go to a retirement home and spend time there.

“I have really enjoyed this experience, we are so grateful to have been able to offer the child patients at Ipswich Hospital some joy and to get a glimpse at what the wonderful staff do” – Ashley Leatch, West Moreton Anglican College.

Children’s Sunshine Ward NUM, Krystle Southgate let the girls know that the bear will live in the playroom and that way everyone can enjoy it.

Ipswich Hospital Foundation spokesperson Chelsea Cannan said connection with schools and community makes supporting the health of the West Moreton Community easier.

“I think the girls should be celebrated for their motivation to not only go outside of the school space to help the community, but to do it on the school holidays!

Ashley, Lauren and their cohort now anxiously away the leadership decision and with over 63 applicants for 16 roles we understand the nerves! Good luck girls – you are very deserving.

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