Irrawang High School tops fundraising record for ‘Buy a Bale’ FEATURED Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Medowie, Ferodale, Campvale Raymond Terrace, Heatherbrae, Tomago by News Of The Area - Modern Media - October 17, 2018October 17, 2018 The ‘dress like a farmer’ days were a great success with staff and students. IRRAWANG High School has rounded out a month of fundraising with a fantastic outcome for their chosen charity. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or email@example.com Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE The school chose the ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign to raise funds and awareness for, with their month long efforts culminating with a sold out Trivia Night at the Muree Golf Club. Rural Aid counselor Mr Gary Bentley attended the school to speak to a whole school assembly about what the schools efforts mean to the foundation, and to the farmers. His message really struck a chord with staff and students alike. The fundraising activities included a ‘dress like a farmer day’, which was held the following week again because of its popularity. The canteen sold ‘Parma for a Farmer’ burgers for a week, and all staff and students participated in a whole school cake stall. Woolworths at MarketPlace Raymond Terrace came up to the school, bringing with them donated goods for a sausage sizzle, and even stayed to cook it themselves. The final event was a Trivia Night run by the Parents and Citizens committee (P&C). which was a complete sell out success. Special thanks went to P&C members, Leisl Kennedy and Belinda Beasley, who knocked on doors for raffle prizes, and organized an outstanding evening with many components. In addition, the whole Irrawang High School community brought in over thirty boxes throughout the month of non-perishable items for distribution to our Hunter Valley farmers. Irrawang High School representative, Lue Fagan, told News Of The Area, “In total we raised $8272.35, which was presented to Mr Gary Bentley by our outgoing school captains, Mitchell Swan and Georgia Sulis at the Year 12 presentation graduation.” “Our school is well known for its fundraising activities, and our families digging deep, but this was the biggest effort in many years.” “The best thing was that the whole school was behind it.” By Rachael VAUGHAN Sarah Bailey, Kate Handley and Mick Groth on one of the ‘dress like a farmer’ days. Just a selection of the non-perishable products collected for the farmers.