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Circus Quirkus Fundraiser

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Week 8, Term Three, 2018

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A group of eight young enterprising students from Year 9, comprising Sarah Norton, Soumia Lamont, Lilliana Swainson, Sasha Bryan, Momoe Gondo, Tenaysha Thomasson, Giulia Provenzano and Chloe Ming recently organised a fundraiser. A cake stall was set up to raise funds to help send children with special needs to attend a Circus Quirkus performance.

Attending Circus Quirkus brings fun and respite into the lives of thousands of children from over 60 local welfare, disability and care organisations. Through no fault of their own, these kids miss out on so much that most of us take for granted. Circus Quirkus gives them a day they’ll always remember, with some of the world’s best performers astounding them with acrobatics, clowning, juggling, death-defying stunts and lots of comedy!

The delicious treats on display at the stall were prepared enthusiastically by the girls and were sold over two days, leading to a resounding success. In total, the group raised over $460, which will enable eight children to attend Circus Quirkus! This opportunity would not have been possible for these children without the amazing contribution from the Somerset community.

The group, under the leadership of Sarah Norton, thoroughly enjoyed this experience and gained valuable teamwork skills as well as a positive sense of fulfilment for this remarkable achievement.

Thank you must go to Mr Walker who helped with the logistics of our operation. It feels great to do something so positive for our community. Thank you to all students and teachers who supported our endeavours to bring joy to the lives of these children.

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