Published on: 19 June 2015

Last week, the boys of Wolsey House presented a large collection of everyday bathroom and hygiene products to representatives from the Anglican WA Street Connect program.

Under the guidance of the four Anglicare ambassadors, Adam Khong, Jia-wei Loh, Jesse Zhou and Shane Mogan, Wolsey boys donated items including deodorant, shampoo and toothpaste, often taken for granted by the more fortunate in society. The products were collected for the purpose of making a real difference to the lives of homeless youth in Perth.

Lynn Crasto from Street Connect told the boys about the work Anglicare had undertake on the streets of Perth and how their donations would be greatly appreciated by those without a regular place to live. He confirmed that there were around 6 000 people homeless in Perth and many would never have expected to find themselves in such a position.

Mrs Una Alagic, who led the program, said it was very pleasing to see the response of the Wolsey boys in donating items for those less fortunate. Canon Sheehan also supported the boys saying that Anglicare was a very important organisation making a real difference to people’s lives and they should feel pleased to be able to contribute in this way.

Service activities at CCGS are designed to broaden the boys’ perspective of the world, expose them to those more needy than themselves and provide opportunities to make a difference in someone’s life. Students are encouraged to demonstrate a willingness to give time and effort to benefit individuals or groups, without expecting return or reward. To find out more about service and leadership at Christ Church, click here.