FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Wollongbar SRC members with some of the food collected for farmers.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Wollongbar SRC members with some of the food collected for farmers. Richard Forbes

Got the goods to help appeal

WOLLONGBAR Public School's Student Representative Council has been busy collecting food and gifts for Anne Thompson's Farmers' Drought Appeal.

SRC co-ordinator Nadine Toniello said they decided to have everyone bring something in.

"SRC members told their respective classes what the farmers are going through and suggested things that other students might like to bring in," Mrs Toniello said.

"They also decided that any money that has been collected this year will be redirected to buy games for the farmers' children.

"Our collection ends on Friday the 21st, which is when I'll take everything out to Mrs Thompson."

Student William Black said at an SRC meeting they thought the farmers could use non-perishable food.

"Everyone at the school was asked to bring food for Mrs Toniello to take to Mrs Thompson, who's organising Christmas food for the farmers," William said.

"By supporting her appeal, we're just trying to help them have some sort of a Christmas.

"Year 1 students saw photos of how badly cracked open the ground is and how a lot of animals are dying because the farmers don't have money to buy feed for them."

One student, who has lived in harsh conditions in outback Queensland, understands the farmers' plight.


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