Midland Gate’s More For Our Schools campaign coming to an end


Woodbridge Primary School deputy principal Lawri Bryden with students.  They are raising funds for more nature play equipment. Picture:Woodbridge PS/Coles
Woodbridge Primary School deputy principal Lawri Bryden with students. They are raising funds for more nature play equipment. Picture:Woodbridge PS/Coles

WITH less than a month to go until More For Our Schools comes to an end, residents are urged to get behind participating primary schools and their fundraising goals.

Eight local schools have registered to take part in the six-week program in an effort to achieve a variety of nominated fundraising projects ranging from the purchase of new audio visual equipment, to playground upgrades and resurfacing of existing playing courts.

For every dollar shoppers spend at Midland Gate until the end of March, the centre will allocate a point to the shopper’s nominated school.

Schools with the most points at the end of the program will share in a $6000 cash pool to achieve their fundraising project.

Midland Gate centre manager Alison Broadbent said the response to the inaugural program had been overwhelming with hundreds of community members donating thousands of shopping points to local primary schools.

“This is the first year of More For Our Schools and it has been heartening to see such a fantastic response,” she said.

“It’s clear this community cares deeply for its schools and this really is the perfect opportunity to come together and support schools in achieving some of their priority fundraising projects.

“There is still time to get behind participating schools, so if you have a local primary school you want to see achieve its fundraising target, we urge you to get involved now.

“Customers that do participate in More For Our Schools will also be put in a draw to win a Mekong River Adventure for two people – just another reason to get behind your community.”

Participating schools include Edney Primary School, Ellenbrook Independent Primary School, Gooseberry Hill Primary School, Parkerville Independent Primary School, Riverlands Montessori School, Swan Christian College, Woodbridge Primary School and Wundowie Primary School.

The program ends March 31.

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