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Ahoy m'hearties! Year 12 students with principal Donna Pearson dressed up and ready to raise funds for a community defib machine. Photo Tree Faerie.
Ahoy m’hearties! Year 12 students with principal Donna Pearson dressed up and ready to raise funds for a community defib machine. Photo Tree Faerie.

Eve Jeffery

With a variety of characters from pirates to police, Dorothy from Oz, ghillie monsters, rappers, train robbers, mods, cons, a team of leotard wearing 80s aerobic lads and a band of Smurfs, the streets were alive with the sounds of fundraising yesterday in Mullumbimby.

What was traditionally a ‘muck-up’ day has been reborn as a fundraiser for year 12 students  from Mullumbimby High School and their efforts will help the hearts of the Mullum community.

HSC students from across the country are notorious for celebrating the end of high school with hi-jinx that have been known to end disastrously.

I recent years Mullum has turned heir efforts towards raising funds for a good cause and this year have chosen to collect money for two local projects.

‘The Year 12 students raised money for the Byron YAC and also to buy a defibrillator for the school and community use’, said principal Donna Pearson. ‘They were at the crossings in the middle of Mullum, the near St John’s and near Mullum primary from 7 am.’

‘Instead of having a “muck-up” day the students engage in a variety of positive activities such as this charity collection.’

The 76 Yr 12 students collected $2987. Half of this amount will go the Byron YAC and the other half will go towards the purchase of a defibrillator and the school will meet the additional cost of this device.

‘The school has a long association with the YAC accessing many of the programs for our students’, said Ms Pearson.

‘This Year 12 group have shown commitment to giving back to the community.  Today I was very proud of the way they conducted themselves and of their efforts for two worthwhile local projects.’

After the charity collection the students joined staff for a farewell morning tea.


Photos Tree Faerie

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