Ellenbrook Christian College raise money for Cystic Fibrosis WA


Cystic Fibrosis WA chief executive Nigel Barker receives a cheque from Ellenbrook Christian College’s Rugare Shumba.
Cystic Fibrosis WA chief executive Nigel Barker receives a cheque from Ellenbrook Christian College’s Rugare Shumba.

STUDENTS from Ellenbrook Christian College recently raised almost $800 to support Cystic Fibrosis WA through a range of activities on Harmony Day.

The school’s language ambassador Rugare Shumba presented a $796 cheque at an Easter assembly on March 22 to the charity’s chief executive Nigel Barker.

“As cystic fibrosis affects one of their classmates, this matter is very close to our community,” principal Justin Krause said.

“I thank the students, staff and parents who took part in the Harmony Day activities that helped raise these funds.”

Harmony Day celebrates cultural inclusion, and students participated in a number of fundraising activities, including wearing national dress and sharing native languages with their classes.

Older students viewed videos on the Taste of Harmony, which encouraged them to try foods from different cultures as a precursor to the school’s Year 6 master chef Francais program.

Kelly Brenner, whose child has cystic fibrosis, thanked the school community for its support.

“No words will ever be able to explain how grateful I am to have such amazing support,” she said.

“My heart breaks more and more each day seeing Lochie go through so much, but knowing that so many people have our back makes the days easier.”