For nine years, students at Wingham High School have been hosting an annual dinner for the Wingham Rotary Club (Australia, RID 9650) at the high school.
The evening is designed to raise money for the ongoing running costs of the school bus, owned by the school and used for the students travelling for curriculum and sporting occasions.
On April 9 this year, 110 people attended the dinner, with teacher Clair Twaddle and nine of her hospitality students designing and catering the three course meal.
Other students assisted in serving the meal and providing musical entertainment.
“They did a great job,” Wingham Rotary Club member Ron Hindmarsh said.
“Students sang and played whilst we all enjoyed our meal, and the background music set the mood for a good evening.”
Wingham Rotary President John Dorrington welcomed all and thanked Wingham High School principal Paul Ivers for hosting the Club for the fundraiser.
The guest speaker was Jillian Oliver, who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to losing her arm through a police operation car accident.
She spoke about her life and injuries, ending with what art has done to help in her recovery.
She then talked about art classes she is holding with Ron Hindmarsh to help local sufferers of PTSD.
Three raffle draws were held with prizes donated by Wingham businesses.
A number of business people attended the dinner, contributing to a successful night.
“Rotary sends a big thank you to all businesses who participated in the fundraiser,” Ron said.
The night raised $3,130 towards the bus.
“This is the highest amount raised since this fundraising commenced nine years ago,” Ron said.
“Rotary is looking forward to next year’s High School Dinner.”
Source: Wingham Chronicle