FIVE bucks is small change for most, but to others it can make the world of difference as students at St Joseph’s Primary School recently discovered.
Last week the school took part in “Fiver for a Farmer” an initiative started by a young school boy in Sydney that has caught on across the country.
The idea is to dress up like a farmer and donate $5, which is then sent on to Drought Angels.
St Joseph’s assistant principal Luisa Tavella was thrilled with the response from students, with $900 raised on the day through their donations, as well as those made from staff at the school.
“Through Drought Angels we are buying $100 pre-paid visa/fuel cards, which can be used to pay utility bills, fuel costs, school expenses, medical needs or stock feed,” she said.
Other schools and organisations in the shire have also participated in Fiver for Farmer in recent weeks.
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