TOMAREE High School in conjunction with the Real Futures Foundation has launched a gofundme campaign to raise $2000 to put a roof on its new barbecue shelter.
The shelter was constructed last year by pupils as part of a project that began with a $3000 grant from the Council that managed to grow to $20,000 with the generous support of local businesses.
This was a welcome addition to the Indigenous garden and fire pit with seating area.
Given the recent bad weather, a roof is needed more than ever.
Nobody wants a soggy sausage sizzle.
The fund is seeking donations from parents and members of the community to contribute any amount they can.
Any donation over $2 is tax deductible.
The money will be used to purchase a Colorbond roof and professional labour, due to restrictions for pupils on working at heights.
Students can assist with labour work on the ground.
The Real Futures Foundation is a charity that works with disengaged pupils at Tomaree High School and St Philips.
It is solely based in the Port Stephens area.
Working on the project has given the students a sense of pride and accomplishment and teamwork skills.
The Foundation is also seeking local businesses that would be interested in sponsoring its work.
There are various options available that come with a wide range of benefits for the business.
Details can be found at www.realfutures.com.au.
The gofundme campaign can be found at www.gofundme.com by entering Tomaree High School or ‘A roof for over our heads’.
By Sarah STOKES