Students add to festive fund
AS the students and teachers from Emerald's Marist College wrapped up their final school assembly for the year, they were proud of their efforts in raising much-needed funds for the Linking Alms appeal.
The students raised $5081 over about four weeks through various food, drink and game stalls.
Two home rooms joined together for each fundraising event and assistant principal religious education Meaghan Tucker said it was a tremendous effort.
There was an icy cup stall, sausage sizzle, a bakery stall, hot chips, spiders and hot dogs just to name a few, as well as guess the amount of jelly beans and a game of 'Gotcha'.
"It really is a fantastic effort," Ms Tucker said.
"It was a lot of time and work for the staff and students, but they knew it was going to a worthy cause."
During the final assembly, Ms Tucker presented the cheque to the Neighbourhood Centre's Lorna Hicks who was very thankful for the funds.
The college has made fundraising for the Linking Alms appeal an annual event.
"The money is raised to give families in the community gifts, including Christmas presents and food items," Ms Tucker said.