Ronald McDonald House provides support to families with sick children. Here on the Central Coast, the Ronald McDonald Family Room provides a place for families to relax and spend time together away from their hospital ward.
The Year 5/6 Opportunity Class at Lakes Grammar have held a fundraising event for the past four years to help raise money for this great cause.
This year the event was held at Wyong Creek Community Hall,with over 100 guests in attendance who were treated to a 3 course meal, fully prepared and served by the OC Class. Raffles and silent auctions assisted with fundraising which this year managed to raise $12,309.
The OC Class are very proud of their efforts and the night could not have been possible without the support of the wonderful sponsors including: Rivatec Group, Coastline Air Conditioning, Olivieri Florst, Accor Hotels and Vagabond Cruises.
Lakes Grammar Student Representative Council led our 'Operation Christmas Child' for the first time this year. This program is run by the Samaritans and brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled Christmas boxes. The boxes are delivered across the globe to people of all ages and focuses on the true meaning of Christmas.
After wonderful support from the school community we managed to fill 277 boxes which is almost three times more than the target set. The SRC are now working hard to fundraise to cover the postage which is just under $3,000.
The boxes will be sent to the Asia Pacific Region and Africa and will bring much job to children this Christmas.
We thank our school community for supporting the SRC in such a worthwhile cause.