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Winter clothes drive for remote communities

More than 300 items of winter clothing were donated from Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School families to the remote communities of Laverton and Warburton. The winter clothes drive was organised by Year 7 student, James during the first half of the year.

“I wanted to do the clothes drive to help the kids at Laverton and Warburton as they do not have access to clothes like we do down here,” said James.

“Having spent time living in both of these communities and having great friendships with the kids is what inspired me to run the Winter Clothes Drive,” he added.

During the last school holidays, James travelled to Laverton – a journey that is over 1,000km long, where he met with local Elders to distribute the clothing to children in the community. With the help of some friends, some of the clothes also went out to Warburton.

“The Elders were really happy with the clothes drive, and they were really happy that children in the communities were able to get the clothes. I was so lucky that [my friends] Evandar and Aaliyah could help, and they picked up clothes from Laverton to take out to Warburton,” said James.

“It was nice seeing the kids wearing the clothes around town. I appreciated Mr Potter giving me the opportunity to run the Winter Clothes Drive by supporting the initiative. He gave me the opportunity to talk to the Year 7 students about the initiative and he let me place the clothes container for donations in the Year 7 centre,” concluded James.


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