Toy sale for sick friends in need

Flo Parker (centre, 3) with Karrinyup Primary School students, from left, Mikayla Evans (8), Lucy Parker (5), Georgie Stewart (8), Sam Parker (7) and Bryce Lowry (8) [NAMES OK]
Flo Parker (centre, 3) with Karrinyup Primary School students, from left, Mikayla Evans (8), Lucy Parker (5), Georgie Stewart (8), Sam Parker (7) and Bryce Lowry (8) [NAMES OK]

The school will hold a toy market day next Saturday, August 30, to raise funds for childhood cancer and Princess Margaret Hospital, with students donating their beloved toys, books and games.

Georgie’s mother Danielle said she was impressed so many children had donated.

‘As adults we all rally around and help out, but little Georgie had the idea.

‘She said, ‘I want to sell all my toys out the front of the street with my sisters and get some money for my friend’,’ Mrs Stewart said.

‘It’s such a beautiful community our school, and we thought it would be great to get all the kids involved, they’ve just taken it and run, the toys are coming in droves.’

All funds raised from the market day will be split three ways between Ward 3B of PMH and two families from Karrinyup primary affected by childhood cancer.

Mrs Stewart said students were extremely enthusiastic, one even donating a bike she had won at a local disco.

‘It’s been really gorgeous to see all of the kids really rallying; they’re so excited by it,’ she said.

‘My kids are on the quality control committee so they’re busy doing the jigsaw puzzles to make sure all the pieces are still there, so they’ve had a bit of fun with that.’

A variety of stalls, cake stands, raffles and toys will be on offer at Karrinyup primary from 9am to 1pm on Saturday.