Students “heartbroken” after thieves steal equipment for school fundraiser

Guildford Primary School
Guildford Primary School

GUILDFORD Primary School students have been left devastated after thieves stole equipment meant for a fundraising event this month.

The thieves stole around 50kg of coloured cornflour and a box of yellow plastic sunglasses from the P&C secretary’s house in Viveash on Tuesday night, which was supposed to be used in the school’s fundraising event Colour Explosion.

The Colour Explosion event was organised to raise money for library funding, music programs and sporting equipments, but now it may not go ahead.

P&C secretary Shannon Astill said the students had been left heartbroken.

“The kids have worked so hard to get donations from their loved ones, family, friends and sometimes neighbours, to make this a huge success for our school,” she said.

“We are devastated to think that this hard earned money, donated in good faith to our children has been violated like this.

“The products stolen will be of absolute no use to them as it is 50kg of coloured cornflour.”

Ms Astill said the products were for the school’s major fundraising event for the year.

“The P&C used a lot their funds so we could pay for the nature play areas for the school (which are coming along amazingly and will be finished next week) and this fundraiser was to be used to fund other education-related items throughout the year for the children,” she said.

“The P&C will need to replace the powder and sunglasses for the event to go ahead out for the money received from the fundraiser, this is in the vicinity of $1000, which decimates our fundraiser and would severely impede our funding throughout the year. This will mean the children will have to go without things throughout the year.

“The P&C fund so many of the little things at the school that make the education of our children on a daily basis more enjoyable. It is a major blow to our small, little school.”

If you have any information or can help donate please contact Guildford Primary School on 9377 3255 or contact the Guildford Primary School Parents & Citizens page on Facebook.