After seeing the devasting bush fires in their local area, and on the east coast, three Albany Senior High School year 7 boys decided it was time to take action.
With the help of their YouthCARE chaplain Jennifer, the students planned a school-wide cake stall to raise funds for the local Kalgan Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade who are fundraising for a new station and heat cameras.
Last week, Albany Senior Hight School YouthCARE chaplain, Jennifer Wingard organised a visit from longtime supporter of the YouthCARE school chaplaincy program and Albany locals, Mr. Peter Watson MLA to be part of a special occasion held at the school.
Principal Mrs. Jenny Firth said she was blown away by the courage of these two young men, “they even asked me to cook a cake!” she said.
The school event was also attended by a longtime supporter of YouthCARE, Mr. Peter Watson MLA.
Mr. Watson said he was thrilled to be part of the presentation of the cheque by the boys for such a worthwhile cause and said these young men are our future leaders.
“Albany Senior High School should be very proud of their effort.”