Willetton Senior High School students interact to raise funds for charity

Rotary Club of Willetton president Simon Cubitt with student Marcus Wong.  Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d442078
Rotary Club of Willetton president Simon Cubitt with student Marcus Wong. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d442078

YOUNG philanthropists at Willetton Senior High School have established an Interact International Club to raise money for charities and the community.

Established early last month, the youth arm of the Rotary Club attracted 50 members at the school aged 12 to 18 and has already raised funds for an array of charities.

Inaugural president Marcus Wong (17) said he was thrilled to see a club established at the school and was proud of what could be achieved by determined teens.

Overseen by the Willetton Rotary Club, Interact carries out two service projects a year – one that helps their school or community and the other to promote international understanding.

The club has already raised $13,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

It hosted a high tea event to raise money for Doctors Without Borders charity on Sunday.

Guests were served home-made cakes, sweet treats and other savoury delights.

Willetton Rotary Club president Simon Cubitt said he was excited to see the club take off so successfully.

“They are the next generation of Rotarians,” he said.