With all their hearts
AS part of The Scots PGC College’s annual Valentines Day celebrations, the Year 12 leaders worked tirelessly over the week to bake over 800 Valentines Day Biscuits to raise funds for two worthy causes.
Nearly $1600 was raised to support the Haiti Relief Fund and the Queensland Cystic Fibrosis 2010 Hearts and Roses campaign.
College dean of students Ben Manifold was extremely proud of the senior leaders and the support they received from all members of the college community.
“It is important as a part of our pastoral care program to recognise those less fortunate and in obvious need of financial support,” he said.
“It is all too easy to take what we have for granted.”
The College’s catering company Scholarest and site manager, Sharon Shield, donated ingredients and time to help the prefect body prepare and bake the biscuits.
Year five student Peter Von Stieglitz initiated the fundraising drive for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland.
Cystic fibrosis is the most common life threatening, recessive genetic condition affecting Australian children. Cystic fibrosis affects a number of organs in the body (especially the lungs and pancreas) by clogging them with thick, sticky mucus.
At present there is no cure for cystic fibrosis, but the faulty gene has been identified and doctors and scientists are working to find ways of repairing or replacing it. One of the main objectives of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust is to fund this work and the student body is keen to support this research.
The Haiti Earthquake on January 12 has affected over three million people, who have now been left without homes and basic requirements of food and fresh water.
College captains Sallyanne Elder and David McMahon were keen to support the Red Cross Appeal to assist with the provision of essential supplies and to help the people of Haiti rebuild their lives.