St Michael's Catholic Primary School raised $5000 in just one week, in a effort to assist both drought-stricken farmers and those sleeping rough.
The school held two major events to raise money for St Vincent de Paul, with the totals split between Vinnies Winter Appeal and the Vinnies NSW Drought Appeal.
Fifty Year 6 students braved the cold and held their own sleep out to raise more than $3500 for the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal.
The day of the sleep out, students wore mufti to raise money for the appeal. Students also donated beanies, gloves and scarves to the local St Vincent de Paul centres.
The school also held ‘Flanno for a Farmer Day’, which raised about $2000 for Vinnies’ drought appeal.
The slogan was created by a team of Year 6 ‘Mini Vinnies’, who helped to organise the event.
St Michael’s student Jaimi said she was proud of how much she and her peers raised for the state’s struggling farmers.
“We didn’t expect to raise that much money as a school to help our hard-working farmers,” she said.
Amelia and Amelie spoke to younger students about how their donations would help those struggling.
“We went around the school to explain how hard it is for farmers and by donating you will make a difference,” the girls said.
“We had to explain what a flanno was to Kindy.”