Local school donates funds to charity

Indigo Lemay-ConwaySound Telegraph
Principal John Triscari, S.O.U.L Inc Manager Greg Lake with Year 11 students Zackery Marsh and Vivienne Woods.
Camera IconPrincipal John Triscari, S.O.U.L Inc Manager Greg Lake with Year 11 students Zackery Marsh and Vivienne Woods.

Safety Bay Senior High School’s Student Leadership Team raised almost $700 and collected a variety of food and sanitary items to support the work of local Rockingham charity Servants of United Love Incorporation.

SOUL Inc and its sister organisation The Christians Ready Equipped and Willing Incorporated run Soul Soup Patrol, feeding up to 350 people a week. The group distributes about 80 food hampers which support an additional 250 people in need.

SOUL Inc manager Greg Lake said about 40 per cent of the people accessing services were experiencing homelessness and often came for social connection as well as a hot meal. “We provide wraparound services including a free op shop which people with a healthcare card can access once a fortnight from 10am-1pm on a Friday,” Mr Lake said.

“We are also in the process of setting up an accommodation service in Baldivis in addition to our Monday night meal which is served at the Salvation Army at the corner of Read and Wilmott streets.”

Safety Bay Senior High School deputy principal John Triscari said he was proud of the way the school community had got behind the donation drive and fundraising opportunities to support SOUL Inc.

Student Leadership Team members and Year 11 students Zackery Marsh and Vivienne Woods were instrumental in organising the fundraising events and donation drive.

“I was very pleased to see how much money students at Safety Bay Senior High School raised and how many items were donated to help our local community,” Vivienne said.

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