CAMO Day for Veteran Care
Under the banner of the Mercy Value - ‘Respect’ students from Year 7-12 of St Joseph’s School were encouraged to dress in their finest camo gear to help fundraise for the Veterans Care Association. This Association is a Brisbane based not for profit organisation who help the holistic care of members of the defence force, particularly those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. To raise funds for this worthy cause students paid a gold coin donation for free dress and after school many in competed in a water balloon dodgeball competition. Year 12 students also prepared chicken fillet burgers at lunch to help with fundraising efforts. Overall a whopping $500 was raised to assist with the care of veterans. Organiser Jessica Westerhout said, “Even though there were a few bruises from the water balloon dodgeball, especially after girls and boys were faced against each other, all students came off the field with smiles on their faces.” The day was the first Mercy Value project to be completed by one of the Student Leadership team and “an immense thank you to all the students and staff who gave up their time to help and I can confidently say that the veterans will appreciate the hard work as well”, Jessica said. If you would like find out more about the Veteran’s Care Association, contact veteranscare.com.au.
Jessica Westerhout – Prefect St Joseph’s School