A year 2 student at St Charles Borromeo, Templestowe wished for Lent to raise money for sick children. His mother, a radiotherapist in the Peter Mac Paediatric Service explained to him the support KOALA Kids provides children with cancer and the boy turned his attention to convincing his school to support his wish.
Greg Thomas, principal, agreed and details of young Nicholas’ wish was inserted into the weekly newsletter. In an address at the Monday morning assembly, Nicholas appealed to the 240 strong student community to support his endeavours. A KOALA Kids donation box was left in each of the 10 classrooms and a 5 cent challenged was also launched. Children and families of St Charles Borromeo have been raising funds for KOALA Kid throughout the month of May.