Our students have raised $4,000 for the You Are My Sunshine Foundation (YAMS) thanks to a number of student run fundraising initiatives that were held throughout the year.
The Year 12 Cabinet coordinated bake sales, sausage sizzles, dress up days with themes such as ‘a touch of flouro’ and ‘come dressed as your parents’, as well as a new event, a school disco, that proved very popular.
College Captains Erin Gin and Callum Fisher presented the cheque to Jude Donahoo and Simon Manning from YAMS at a recent assembly.
YAMS has a special significance for Newhaven, as Jude founded YAMS after her grand-daughter and Newhaven College student, Kahlila, passed away from the aggressive childhood cancer, Neuroblastoma, at just five years of age.
This was the second time our students have supported YAMS, with the student cabinet donating $8,000 on a previous occasion.
Jude was delighted that YAMS had been chosen as this year’s college charity and thanked the students with all her heart saying that Kahlila, who would now be 14 years old, would be so proud.
Simon added that the money would be put to good use immediately, funding research at Monash University through the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre.