Our Lady Help of Christians pupils' coin collection a combined effort for cancer cause

Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School pupils Maddi James (left) and Caitlin Musico, both 11, add to the ever-growing five-cent coin collection.  Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School pupils Maddi James (left) and Caitlin Musico, both 11, add to the ever-growing five-cent coin collection. Picture: LEANNE PICKETT

FIVE cents won’t get you far these days, but pupils at Our Lady Help of Christians (OLHC) know it all adds up when you put thousands of the little coins together.

The OLHC school community collected five-cent coins for Relay For Life throughout May — the fifth month of the year. 

Each classroom had its own collection tin as part of the drive, with pupils encouraged to involve their families, neighbours and local community. 

Parent and Relay For Life team co-ordinator Jo Moon said almost $1000 was raised in the drive last year, with a similar target this year.

“Collecting five-cent pieces and adding them all together is a way for the kids to see a bit bigger than their own classroom,” Mrs Moon said.

“This shows kids you don’t need a lot of money individually to help go towards a cause. 

“For our team there’s a lot of community element involved in being in Relay For Life, so this is just a small way to help.”

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop