Soup a top recipe for fundraising and caring

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Sue Turner, Lahni Liddlelow, Avril Eveson and Elizabeth Corrigan work in the kitchen to prepare the soup.
Camera IconSue Turner, Lahni Liddlelow, Avril Eveson and Elizabeth Corrigan work in the kitchen to prepare the soup. Credit: Supplied

In their final week of term two, students at St Brigid’s Primary School helped raise awareness of the issue of homelessness through a soup day fundraiser.

All the year groups were asked to bring a mug to school, wear a beanie or scarf and enjoy warm soup and a Milo for a gold coin donation.

School principal Carlo Pardini said it was important for students to stop and think about people in the community who are less privileged.

“One of the beautiful qualities of our school community is people coming together to help others,” Mr Pardini said.

“Not only do our children hear the message of those who are homeless and think about how to assist them, Soup Day makes us come together and enjoy each other’s company for something different.”

Sidney Driscoll enjoys the pumpkin soup.
Camera IconSidney Driscoll enjoys the pumpkin soup. Credit: Supplied

The school raised about $200 from the fundraiser, which Mr Pardini said would be used to purchase two street swags, which were given to community members sleeping rough.

“Our school held a Soup Day last year in the middle of winter and there is talk of carrying out some more activities in Mental Health Week,” he said.

“It is important for our school to give children the opportunity to stop and think about marginalised people in our community who may be in need of assistance.”

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