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Car club gives the gift of light

28 November 2018
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The Warragul-based Cruizers Rod and Custom Club have donated $1000 to help buy solar lights for children in the Hatolia district of East Timor, thanks to the initiative of our Food Services Assistant Carol Fletcher.

Carol, a Cruizers club member, was inspired after listening to Beaconhills’ Head of Citizenship and Service, Clare Tuohy, talk at the mid-year Staff Board Dinner about the many charities the College supports. One of those is Solar Buddy, which helps fights energy poverty by distributing solar-powered lights to children in developing countries like East Timor.

“I was so impressed listening to Clare speak of the many charities Beaconhills supports,” Carol said. “Clare’s care, enthusiasm and passion just shone through.”

After approaching the club, Carol said the Cruizers were only too happy to donate proceeds from the annual swap meet to help buy solar lights. Year 10 students from the Pakenham Campus distributed the lights during their trip to East Timor in September.

Food Services Assistant Carol Fletcher (left) presents the cheque from the car club to Head of Citizenship and Service Clare Tuohy

Beaconhills Year 10 students with East Timorese children and their Solar Buddy lights

 



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