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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Charity knows no age

A YEAR 6 Trinity Anglican School (TAS) student from the Kewarra Beach campus raised $1255 for local charity COUCH through a dinner and trivia event, proving age is no barrier regarding charitable acts.

The Dine for a Cause and Trivia Night​ was the fundraising initiative of student Lachlan Baker, who spent many months in the lead-up securing a venue, sourcing prizes and promoting his event within TAS Kewarra Beach and wider Cairns communities.

TAS Kewarra Beach Head of Campus Mary Kershaw applauded Lachlan for his efforts, which she said formed part of the student’s participation in the innovative Round Square Program and National School Aid values.

According to Mrs Kershaw, Lachlan’s success results from hard work and shows maturity beyond his years of organisation and commitment to helping others.

“Lachlan epitomises the Round Square ideals of Service and Leadership,” Mrs Kershaw said.

Lachlan is one of seven Kewarra Beach campus students completing their Year 6 Gold Medal Round Square Project, supporting several worthy causes and charities.

“Well done to Lachlan and all our inspiring young philanthropists,” she said.

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