Youngsters go into bat for drought-hit farmers


Partners in need: Boneo Primary School pupils Josie Waller and Kelsey Caldwell are right into their fundraising campaign. Picture: Yanni

IF charity begins at home then Kelsey Caldwell is on familiar territory.

The Year 1-2 pupil at Boneo Primary School is a girl on a mission to raise money for desperate farmers and she, and helper Josie Waller, are well on their way to achieving their target of $300.

Principal Mandy Whitworth said Kelsey, 7, had come to her with a “business plan” in which she and other pupils would raise funds for the Buy a Bale campaign.

She arranged a raffle as a fundraiser, put an item in the school newsletter, made buckets, drew up posters and spoke at assembly about the farmers’ plight, and how fellow pupils could assist them.

Proud mum Kasey Caldwell said her daughter had raised $100 by Wednesday 29 August. “She’s really doing well and we are proud of her,” she said.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 4 September 2018


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