Each term at Peace Lutheran Primary School, their Student Represent Council organise a casual clothes day from which the money raised goes to an organisation of their choice.
This term, Ipswich Hospital Foundation and the Sunshine Children’s Ward of Ipswich Hospital were the lucky recipients of their fundraising efforts.
During their Casual Clothes Day, Peace Students brought along a gold coin donation for the privilege of not wearing their school uniform for the day.
“Donating to the Children’s Ward has been high on the Student Represent Council’s priority for the past year” the students said.
As Ipswich is the Hospital that is used by Lockyer Valley residents, most students have either been in the hospital or know someone who has.
The Students decided on using the funds to purchase some portable DVD players to bring some entertainment for the kids of the Ward.
With some money that was leftover, some suits and singlets suitable for young toddlers and babies were also purchased – greatly appreciated by those parents who rush into the hospital in an emergency unprepared.
Student Council Captain, Jasmine Maher, and Student Service Captain, Nathan Platts proudly presented a very thoughtful gift to the Sunshine Children’s Ward both previous patients of the Hospital with broken left arms.
The nurses of the Ward were very thankful for the generous donation from the students of Peace and assured them the portable DVD players will be put to good use immediately.