Published on: 14 April 2016
At the end of Term 1, Christ Church’s School Prefects and their peers pushed their way towards raising $4000 for the Anglicare Street Connect program.
Known as the Prefect Push, the fundraising initiative encouraged students to make a $50 donation and push anything on wheels around a temporary track for an hour.
Dressed as ‘Athletes and Mathletes,’ the boys pushed trolleys, bins, bikes, wheelbarrows, ironing boards and prams.
Service Prefect James Borshoff said it was a chance to have some fun, look a bit whacky and take a break from study while getting behind a great cause.
“Youth workers on the Anglicare Street Connect outreach bus provide many benefits to the community. Specifically, they aid those aged between 15 and 25 who are homeless or street-present. They provide informal counseling, referrals to other services, advocacy, crisis intervention, follow up support as well as food, water and first aid,” he said.
“Most importantly, in my opinion, they give marginalised people a voice and someone to talk to. You don’t have to look far to see that without this support, people can easily slide into substance abuse and develop mental health issues. In this sense, given the importance of the service, the Christ Church Prefects have chosen to support this charity.”