|Lourdes Hill raises over $26K for Project Compassion - 30 April 2015|
The entire Lourdes Hill community demonstrated its Good Samaritan values during Term 1, raising an impressive $26,713.65 for the annual Caritas campaign, Project Compassion.
The whole-of-College initiative involved a range of fundraising activities throughout the term, including bake stalls, the global trade fair, a charity inter-school netball match against Iona College, jewellery stalls, coin art and the annual Easter concert.
The focus of Project Compassion 2015 was “Food for Life”, inspiring Australians to help empower the world’s poorest people to establish sustainable food sources for life.
This year, students were particularly motivated to help raise money for Caritas’ recovery efforts in Vanuatu, following Cyclone Pam, which left thousands of homes, schools and buildings damaged or destroyed, and an estimated 3,300 people displaced.
College Principal, Ms Robyn Anderson, said that she was thrilled with the results the students had produced.
“As a Good Samaritan school, our guiding principle is ‘Go and do likewise’, which inspires us every day to show generosity and compassion to our neighbours,” she said.
“Project Compassion is a perfect opportunity for our girls to put this principle into practice.
“We couldn't be more proud of what they have achieved in such a short period of time.
“We hope that our contribution to Project Compassion 2015 will make a positive difference in the lives of the many families Caritas supports in its ongoing work.”
Since 2011, Lourdes Hill has raised a total of $98,280 for Project Compassion, making the College the largest contributor to the charity in the Brisbane Archdiocese.
For more information about Project Compassion, visit the Caritas website. www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion