Silver for Tathra as schools chip in to raise bushfire funds

WE ARE WITH YOU: Pupils at Corrimal Public School spell out a message of solidarity for Tathra with donated coins destined for the bushfire appeal.
WE ARE WITH YOU: Pupils at Corrimal Public School spell out a message of solidarity for Tathra with donated coins destined for the bushfire appeal.

The incredible fundraising campaign following the March 18 bushfire in Reedy Swamp and Tathra rolls on with several schools adding their support.

Corrimal Public School recently spelled out that support in silver coins.

Corrimal PS assistant principal Hayley Mulrooney said the school was very saddened by the news of the devastating bushfire and wanted to “do our part to help your community”.

“We collected as many silver coins as we could to write a message on our multipurpose court,” she said.

“Our students were so proud to b​e a part of this fundraiser, many emptying their own piggy banks to donate.

“This initiative was our way of showing you that your community is in our thoughts and we hope our donations can make a difference and help to shed some light during this difficult time. Stay strong.”

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Meanwhile, Tathra residents Jill and Allen Collins said their granddaughter’s Sydney school has also contributed.

They said Coco, 9, and her fellow pupils at Dover Heights Primary held a Harmony Day recently, with gold coin donations taken on the day.

The proceeds are to be donated to Tathra Public School.

Roy Fisher and his fellow Canberra motorbike riders hand over a collection they organised to the Tathra Rural Fire Service.

Roy Fisher and his fellow Canberra motorbike riders hand over a collection they organised to the Tathra Rural Fire Service.

Also donating to the Tathra bushfire appeal was a group of Canberra motorcyclists, who travelled to the coast on the weekend to hand over a collection to the Tathra Rural Fire Service.

The motorbike riders raised $224.30 through collections at Australia Post and StarTrack in Canberra and from the general public in Queanbeyan.

Roy Fisher organised the collection, supported by Sue Hiltunen, Kurt Gardiner and Roy, Mark, Ken and David Fisher.

The group delivered the donation to the Tathra station on Saturday, April 14, with several brigade members on hand to welcome and thank them.

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