Students of Trinity Anglican raise $750 for WoW
As Christmas fast approaches, Trinity Anglican School (TAS) students have kicked off the season of giving with a $750 donation to Cairns charity Wheels of Wellness.
The not-for-profit service is grateful to have been a beneficiary of the students’ philanthropic work, which was a culmination of a year’s worth of fundraising.
WoW was chosen by the students after they witnessed first-hand how crucial the outreach medical service is for people who are disadvantaged, vulnerable, homeless and at risk of becoming homeless.
“One night when we were volunteering at Rosie’s – Friends on the Street the van was there. A person in desperate need of care arrived and it was lucky that WoW were there to support and assist him,” said Kerry Moyer, Head of Science at TAS White Rock and Round Square Coordinator.
Round Square is a global affiliation of schools that share a commitment to character education and experiential learning. It is built around six themes, one ideal being Service, which teaches students responsibility and compassion and the importance of support for our communities.
Throughout the year, TAS students from year 7 to 12 volunteered to help fundraise for local charities, including WoW.
“We fundraised through various events and at the end of the year we had raised $3200 and divided it up amongst various charities,” said year-11 student and 2022 Round Square Co-Captain Aleasha Vine-Leong.
“We wanted to support local Cairns charities and believe WoW is important. We have seen the van at Rosies
and thought they are always working hard to serve local people.”
The money was raised through sausage sizzles, free-dress days, bake sales, cash for cans, international
curry days and more.
WoW CEO Yolonde Entsch and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health Worker Wayne Christian met with
the students to receive the donation and show them around the mobile clinic.
Wayne explained to the students about the crucial outreach service WoW provides for the Cairns community.
“WoW provides for the needs of those less fortunate, the ones who fall through the cracks of society,” he
“On behalf of WoW, we would like to thank the students of Trinity Anglican School for their magnificent effort in fundraising for the homeless through their hard work and perseverance.
“The donation will go towards providing meals, purchasing blankets and other vital needs.”