Ray of compassion

AND you thought this generation was self-obsessed.

The students of Nundle Public School proved there’s no age barrier to compassion when they handed over a Blu-Ray player and an iTunes card to the kids of Tamworth hospital’s children’s ward last week.

Nundle school captains Samuel Hoad and Catrin Evans, along with teacher and SCR co-ordinator Lynne Weis, met with Terese Madden, the nursing unit manager in the paediatric unit, to tour the children’s ward on Wednesday.

The student body had dreamed up a host of fundraising activities over the past two years, including a number of dances and movie nights and decided to donate the money to children less fortunate.

 Ms Weis said she was impressed by the commitment and social conscience of the students, whose ages range from 8 to 12. 

“The children have always been very enthusiastic about running events, and really committed to the fundraising side, as well as the social side; they felt that was important,” Ms Weis said.

Meanwhile, the students’ gifts to the hospital have been enthusiastically received. 

“The fundraising efforts by Nundle Public School will allow us to provide a happier experience for children in hospital,” Ms Madden said. 

“They will bring joy and delight to the children who are in hospital.”

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