Fundraiser not so trivial for young students

Year 7 students can't wait to go to Broome - Photo courtesy of Elise Batchelor

Year 7 students can’t wait to go to Broome – Photo courtesy of Elise Batchelor

A camp to Broome might sound like a fun way to end primary school, but getting there is all in the fundraising.

Port Hedland Primary School’s Year 7 parents are holding a trivia night on Saturday, June 8 to ensure that everyone makes it onto that north-bound bus.

Organisers and brains-trust Tirrena Byrnes and Lauren Cairns are very excited about the upcoming event if it means the camp can be a success.

Ms Byrnes, who has a son in Year 7 and has been involved with the school for the past six years, said that the opportunity for the young people to head north is exciting because they get to do something they’ve never done before.

“But without fundraising, ultimately, the students might not get to go,” she said.

Interestingly, Ms Cairns reasons for being involved in the fundraising are as much to do with showing her appreciation to the Hedland community for welcoming her and her family in the past few months since their arrival in town.

“We threw a few ideas around and thought, we could do a trivia night; it can’t be that hard!” Ms Cairns said.

And they’re proving this true.

Ms Cairns said that as a couple tables have already been pre-booked, people will need to buy tickets quickly.

“We’re going to have some great prizes too,” Ms Byrnes says, excited by the number of local businesses that have freely contributed gifts or in kind support to the fundraiser.

“I can’t believe how generous our community has already been!”

The pair suggest that whether it be spot prizes, auction, silent auction, door prizes or lucky draws, every team that enters is going to come out a winner somehow.

The night is being held at the Rovers Football Club on Corney St in Cooke Point at just $20 a head for tables of eight, with BYO nibbles.

Doors and bar will open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start.

Alcohol and soft drinks will be available for purchase on the night and entry is for over 18s only.

Contact Tirrena on 0409 885 560 or Lauren on 0413 556 581 to find out how to get those cogs turning.

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