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Posted August 14, 2013.

Community Service

In the Term 2 holidays, 18 students, 3 teachers and 2 doctors jetted off to Papua New Guinea to provide medical aid to the men, women and children of Milne Bay. The medical treatment our generous doctors provide is the only opportunity most of these people have in a year to receive medical treatment, which is something most of us take for granted.

 

Term 3 is always a big term in regards to the Community Service calendar for us at College.

 

The term kicked off with the ‘Players for Pink’ girls’ football match between Ballarat Clarendon College and Ballarat Grammar. The re-match of the grand final was fierce in its competition, as always when these two sides meet, but was played for a fantastic cause, with all the money raised – over $1900, going to Breast Cancer Research.

 

On the same evening of the football match, Friday 26thJuly, the Girls Boarding House held a concert – Starlight, Star Bright, to raise awareness and funds for the Starlight Foundation. This Foundation does amazing work in granting wishes for sick children and again, it was an event well supported by all in our community with over $1850 raised for this great cause.

 

The 40 hour famine from the 16th-18thAugust is also shaping up to be a well-supported event, with a number of students already signed up to participate and raise funds for food programs in Malawi. Students are encouraged to give up something that means a lot to them – their phone, furniture or Facebook, or food if that means the most to them and support this worthy cause.

Jen Tischler

Head of Community Service