Salvos thank generous school
LEONGATHA Secondary College raised the second highest amount of money for the Salvos’ Red Shield Appeal in Victoria.
The school was runners up to Bendigo’s Girton Grammar, which raised the most money for the Salvation Army through the Salvos’ School Challenge.
Open to both primary and secondary schools, the Salvos’ School Challenge is held across Victoria.
LSC students gave up the comfort of their beds to participate in this year’s winter sleep out at the Leongatha railway station.
“We are pretty stoked because each year they (LSC) have done pretty well in the challenge when you think they are up against many secondary colleges and private schools, and also from a small community,” Leongatha Salvation Army captain Martyn Scrimshaw said.
“The way the school supports us is fantastic.”
The school was awarded a trophy, which was accepted by school captain Taylah Darmanin. Taylah played a big role in organising the sleep out.
All funds raised help the Salvos provide assistance to many in need, with this year’s focus being on reducing homelessness, especially amongst young people.
Overall, South Gippsland has raised $15,000 for the Salvation Army.
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