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Car wash for a cause

Date: October 29, 2018    Posted by: Megan Meineke

On Saturday, October 27 a team of eager Sunshine Coast Grammar School students set upon Bloomhill Cancer Care in Buderim to lend a hand by washing as many cars as possible to raise much needed funds for Bloomhill.

The group of community volunteers is part of the school’s Grammar Helping Hands initiative, which regularly sees students giving up their time to help people and organisations who are in need within the Sunshine Coast community.

Coordinator of Community Services at Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Mr Ben Princehorn says that it is about giving our time and energy to help those who are less fortunate than us.

“This weekend’s car wash was a simple way that we could help support Bloomhill and the fantastic work they do to support those doing it tough in our community,” said Mr Princehorn.

“There were more than 60 students, staff and families who grabbed a sponge and a bucket to help make a huge difference to so many in our beautiful community,” said Mr Princehorn

The Grammar Helping Hands program aims to complete one major project such as this each term along with a number of smaller events and activities, including providing more than 1000 meals to organisations and those in need around the Coast.

“We have found that students involved in community service activities such as this car wash get a real sense of pride being able to serve others and it’s a great connection to the community which they can take with them when they leave the school,” said Mr Princehorn.

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