Student fundraisers put their skill sets on show

Student fundraisers put their skill sets on show

Woodland Grove Primary School students Molly Irons and Meerab Hassan organised a fundraiser for diabetes. Photograph — Aaron Van Rongen.

While other students their age are busy playing at the park or on their iPads, two friends have been working hard to plan a community fundraiser like no other.

Woodland Grove Primary School year six students Molly Irons and Meerab Hassan have used their leadership skills to organise everything from event flyers and posters to wristbands, pens and temporary tattoos for their Type 1 diabetes fundraiser this month.

Everyone was encouraged to wear blue and purple to support the cause.

Principal Ashley Mottershead said the event was an example of the girls’ tenacity, passion and self-belief that they can make a difference.

“The more children like Molly and Meerab who think outside the box and raise money for projects they are passionate about, the more prepared they are to enact positive change for our future,” she said.

Molly and Meerab said in preparation for the event they had written a speech, organised music, arranged for the Type 1 diabetes mascot to make a special appearance and organised a variety of items to be sold on the day to raise money for the cause.

The picnic will be held on June 18 from 9.40am and is open to the wider school community via a gold coin donation.