Leftover funds to pay for wheelchair

St Kieran Catholic Primary School Year 6 students, from left, Lilah Fazari, Sarah Catena, Sophia Wood and Sean Song with one of the park benches the school bought with money raised from five cent coins [NAMES OK]
St Kieran Catholic Primary School Year 6 students, from left, Lilah Fazari, Sarah Catena, Sophia Wood and Sean Song with one of the park benches the school bought with money raised from five cent coins [NAMES OK]

Parents and Friends Association vice-president Anna Wood said the five-cent fundraiser was where children turned spare change into four park benches for their new adventure playground.

‘Each class was set up to collect the donations of five cent pieces throughout the whole of Term 2 and we were amazed at the results and the fantastic support from students, parents and teachers,’ she said.

About $2400 was raised, with an additional $200 from the Osborne Park Bankwest branch.

Mrs Wood said the fundraiser showed the value of spare change and the power of working together for the greater good.

‘The P&F is topping up the small amount of leftover money so that a donation can be made to Wheelchairs for Kids where volunteers make wheelchairs for disabled children in developing countries,’ she said.