SECURING auction items remains top priority for a Jandakot resident helping to promote an October fundraiser.
Harrison Corfield, 21, is among a team of six drumming up support for the Melanoma WA ball in October, a project they are undertaking as part of the John Curtin Leadership Academy, which selects students for their leadership potential and commitment to social change in the community.
Mr Corfield, a Curtin University chemical engineering student, and his team are chasing a wide selection of items to be auctioned off in support of the Melanoma WA.
The group is also working with the non-profit organisation to plan, produce and market an awareness video.
“It’s going well. There are lots of documents to go over but we’ve sent of enquiries about donations and we’ve been given a lot of freedom with the script for the awareness video,” Mr Corfield said.
The team, which includes Bentley resident Eldin Rostom, Woodlands local Gen Lamond, Bull Creek’s Sassi Packiakumar, Balga’s Thilini Guanaratne and Leeming local Jason Lai, hopes to have AFL footballer and melanoma sufferer Jarryd Roughead speak on the clip.
“To get such a high-profile person to speak on the video would really help spread the message,” Mr Corfield said.
The Melanoma WA ball will be held on October 22.
To attend or donate, email JCLAMelanomaWA@gmail.com or call 9322 1908.