McCarthy students have handed over the fruits of their drought-related labours from the past couple of weeks, and they are “absolutely spectacular”.
That’s according to Paul Burton, one of the people who will now make sure the funds go where they’re most needed.
The St Vincent de Paul Society central council president said he was “very, very, very impressed”.
The students set themselves a goal to raise $20,000 for families battling drought, through a sponsored walkathon, bake sale, talent quest and more.
This afternoon, they handed over almost $14,700 and piles of non-perishable food.
“Those funds will go to an account which was directly set up to assist farming families in this region,” Mr Burton said.
“McCarthy has done exceptionally well, considering there are families that have their children at that school that are affected by the seasonal conditions.”
School captain Tom Rindo said the students had made “a massive effort to put on as many fundraising activities as they can”.
He said the school would continue its partnership with the organisation.
“We’ve got a Vinnies club at school, so we’ll still collect non-perishable items and money – whatever students are able to donate,” he said.
To apply for help through Vinnies, call the Tamworth office on 6766 4639.
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