THE smiles on the children’s faces at Tamworth hospital yesterday was the perfect reward for 12 months of fundraising by the senior students at Oxley High.
Throughout the year, the Year 12s raised $3500 from a car wash, an end-of-year school carnival and cake and nacho stalls, deciding the hospital’s children’s ward should benefit from their labours.
It has become something of a tradition for Oxley’s senior students to have a year of fundraising for a nominated charity.
Student Madeleine Patterson said they’d chosen the kids’ ward because a number of senior students had been there as patients.
“They said how wonderful the staff were and the care, and that they needed support from the community,” she said.
The staff had recommended the money go towards iPads; seven were able to be purchased, complete with “industrial-strength” covers, as well as $180 worth of iTunes vouchers.
Madeleine said it had been great to finally hand them over to the young patients.