Madeley teen receives Louisa Allessandri Memorial Fund scholarship


Drisana Levitzke-Gray and Tayla Taseff received Louisa Allessandri Memorial Fund scholarships.
Drisana Levitzke-Gray and Tayla Taseff received Louisa Allessandri Memorial Fund scholarships.

A MADELEY teen has reaped the rewards of giving and receiving.

Tayla Taseff (18) recently received a Louisa Allessandri Memorial Fund scholarship and volunteered to raise funds for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Her mother Geraldine said the fund gave scholarships each year to help people with disabilities reach their study and travel goals.

“The scholarship was for $10,000 and this is supported by the community in helping fundraise so this scholarship can continue,” Mrs Taseff said.

“Tayla was a joint winner along with a young lady who was the young Australian of the year in 2015, Drisana (Levitzke-Gray) who is deaf.

“They could not separate them so they ended up giving them a scholarship each, which was amazing.”

Tayla recently helped sell PCHF firefighter calendars during a fundraising drive at Ocean Keys Shopping Centre in Clarkson.

The drive raised more than $1000, which will go towards the ‘distraction therapy’ initiative that comforts and calms children in hospital during stressful medical situations.