In Year 12’s final week at Hennessy Catholic College the students have decided to give back to the community in the form of a community car wash to raise money for the Lambing Flat Enterprise housing project.
They’ll be washing cars this Tuesday at the Young Car Wash between 1pm and 4.30pm for just $10.
Student Chesea Anderson, one of the school’s social justice leaders, came up with the idea.
“Instead of having an activities week we were advised to do something to give back to the community, so we thought a car wash,” Chelsea said.
“I have connections with the car wash so it works out well.”
The Young Car Wash will provide two of its bays for the students to use.
Forty-two Year 12 students are enrolled at Hennesy and all are expected to take part in the fundraiser.
They’ll also be receiving some help from LFE.
With so much mud around at the moment the students think they’ll be kept pretty busy.
Chelsea explained the students are aiming to finish each car in a maximum of 10 to 15 minutes.
“We want to get as many as we can through, that’s why it’s $10 (a car) and why we have so many students taking part,” Chelsea said.
The current Year 12 are really involved in the community.
Along with the planned car wash they're still doing teacher morning teas and sporting challenges at lunch time.
“I’m always proud of them, but not surprised,” year adviser Jessica McInerney said. “They’re always willing to put their hand up and help out.”
“Come down from 1pm to 4.30pm, $10 you’ll get your car washed and shammied.”
Lambing Flat Enterprises CEO Sally Hofman said the organisation is very appreciative of the fact that the students even thought of them.
“It’s wonderful because we can put that money toward our ageing in place housing project,” she said.
“We’re currently building the second lot of four houses in Miro Street.
“Every dollar really counts and is very much appreciated.”
The students thank the Young Car Wash for their assistance and use of the two bays.
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