Penrhos College dresses up for Amanda Young Foundation


Barry and Lorraine Young thank Penrhos College students Charlotte Harvey-Lissienko and school secretary Haylee Katsanaskis for helping to organise the Amanda Young Fair.
Barry and Lorraine Young thank Penrhos College students Charlotte Harvey-Lissienko and school secretary Haylee Katsanaskis for helping to organise the Amanda Young Fair.

PENRHOS College students dressed up as colourful characters and enjoyed fun activities to help raise money for the Amanda Young Foundation.

Everyone from the Spice Girls to hippies appeared at the Amanda Young Fair on March 17, which had the theme of decades.

The event supports the foundation, which is named after the former student that tragically died from meningococcal septicaemia at age of 18 years.

Amanda’s mother Lorraine said she was thrilled to get the support of the school and its students.

“We feel lucky but it’s a bit sad, whenever we see the green uniforms or attend graduation ceremonies, we can’t tear up,” she said.

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Amanda’s father Barry said Amanda got a wonderful education at Penrhos College and it was like a family.

“She fit more into one day than most people fitted into a week,” he said.

“She was able to travel to places like Canada, Japan and Russia during her time at the school.

“The money raised from the day means a lot to us, it will help us raise awareness about the Meningococcal disease.”

Among the students to help organise the event was school captain Charlotte Harvey-Lissienko and school secretary Haylee Katsanaskis.

Miss Harvey-Lissienko said there was lots of effort put into the organisation of the event.

“You hear about the message when you grow up and Amanda’s legacy has touched every girl here so you feel grateful to provide help,” she said

“There has been so many good themes through the year so we wanted to come up with something different, there were flappers from the ‘20s, rappers, Kiss and the Spice Girls.

“We had a dunk tank, fairy floss and music during the day.”