KENNEDY Baptist College – together with various local businesses, organisations and schools – has raised a record $9000 to benefit the Cancer Council of WA through Melville’s Biggest Morning Tea.
After a close friend lost her mum to cancer last year, Year 9 Kennedy Baptist student Jacqueline Charlton organised a bake sale during recess that raised just under $240.
The final amount raised by students and staff was just over $1150.
Jacqueline said she was pleased to see so many people help, even in the smallest way, to contribute to the worthwhile cause.
After becoming aware of a visit to the Harry Perkins Institute auction prize worth $1500 for the Melville’s Biggest Morning Tea, she formed a syndicate to out-bid another offer from a local primary school.
She enlisted the help of a friend’s grandmother to help boost the figure and this enabled them to achieve the highest bid.
The prize includes a laboratory session, including travel arrangements, for up to 30 participants which will allow them to witness firsthand how medical researchers work towards finding cures for cancer.
“I think that there are not many of us who are not touched by cancer in some way or another, and my friends and I are so glad to be part of something that is helping others dealing with cancer and also in memory of those who have passed away because of it,” Jacqueline said.