Last year was difficult in lots of ways, including for community fundraising, but that didn’t stop students at Willoughby Public School who were happy to step up to the challenge.
Its Student Representative Council (SRC) organised a Mufti-Day to raise money for new mobility walkers to assist patients at Royal North Shore Hospital.
On 11 November, students left their uniforms at home, wore mufti clothes to school and brought in donations to help raise money for the walkers, which are vital in assisting patients during their recovery.
Year six student David came up with the idea when visiting his grandparents with his mum, Kylie, during their treatment at Royal North Shore Hospital.
He noticed the walkers and thought the hospital and patients could benefit from some new ones.
David made his case and created a PowerPoint presentation to show the SRC why it was essential to raise money for this important cause.
“I saw how much the walkers were being used by patients like my grandparents, but I also saw how much the hospital supports the local community - I wanted to help and give back,” said David.