School received an email today once again thanking us for the children's donations from their Australian Day fundraiser. The email came from the Chief Executive officer of the company and said
"With the devastating fires finally behind us, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your generous support. We are so grateful that you, along with so many around the world are committed to improving the outcomes for our native animals in the aftermath of this unprecedented bushfire season.
The scale of the support WIRES has received inspires us every day as we continue to address the complex and ongoing needs of our native animals.
WIRES has now been rescuing and caring for wildlife for almost 35 years and our immediate priority continues to be the rescue and care of wildlife in distress. From November 2019 to January 2020 the WIRES Rescue line received more than 68,000 calls for advice, assistance or rescue and facilitated more than 12,900 rescues."
An amazing effort! Well done everyone!
The Terracycle team
As we were not able to be a recycling point for The Walkers crisp packet scheme some of the children from 5HC delivered 4,800 crisp packets to Marsden Health Centre ,which is our closest drop off point.This means we raised £48 to be donated to the health centre's nominated charity showing we can make a difference in our community.Well done Sea View!
The money we raised on Australia Day was donated to a charity called Wires.Annie and Dave from the charity have been in touch to tell us how our money has made a difference.They have provided photographs of a common brush tail possum mother and joey, the mother was caught in the fire and her feet were badly burnt. A photograph of a swamp wallaby which they have in care at the sanctuary. They will be able to provide us with photographs of this little wallaby for the next few months up until when he is released. His name is Cheezel (they have another one in care called Pretzel). Cheezel was caught in the fires and could not see. He has ulcers on the cornea of both eyes. He is being treated with eye medication and has to go to a vet every week for the first month or so. They have also included photographs of a sulphur crested cockatoo called Clancy who was a rescue cockatoo who lives on the property and other animals we have rescued a mountain brush tail possum and an echidna.
The money raised by our school will help to support these animals back to health.An amazing job!Well done!
The Eco-Warriors were so concerned about the plight of the animals in Australia, due to the bushfires, that they decided to raise money by dressing in red, white and blue. Children made a donation, some of which was from their own pocket money, and they raised over £400. This money will be donated to WIRES. We are hoping to receive updates of how the money has been used.