DONATION: Cannon Hill Anglican College students raised $7000 for the RFDS and volunteered with a number of groups around town during their outback Queensland tour.
DONATION: Cannon Hill Anglican College students raised $7000 for the RFDS and volunteered with a number of groups around town during their outback Queensland tour. Contributed

City kids lend helping hand in the west

FOR most children, school holidays are a time to kick back and relax but for an intrepid group of students, they are about helping a community hundreds of kilometres from home.

Year 8 and 9 students from Cannon Hill Anglican College arrived in Charleville last week as part of a mission trip, spending two days helping out around town.

They kicked it all off with a $7000 donation to the Charleville Royal Flying Doctor Service, before setting off to volunteer at the church, Anglicare, Historic House and Waroona aged care facility.

"The students had to volunteer to attend, it wasn't compulsory at all,” CHAC tour organiser Chris Nastrom-Smith said.

"A big part of the whole trip was a dedicated day of giving back to the community.

"We had been fundraising for two years, running school dances and a student free-dress day 'Fiver for a Flyer' - it was a great opportunity for them to see directly what their fundraising efforts were going towards.”


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