14 August 2017

COMMUNITY AND SERVICE

Scotch Community Collections

Sweaters for Syria: The response to the appeal for donations of jumpers and other warm items for Syria was very strong in the limited time provided. A large quantity of winter wollies was collected and now heads off as part of a larger Salvation Army appeal. Over a million refugees are facing a bitterly cold winter. Your contribution will help alleviate the suffering for some.

Homeless Connect Day: The generosity continued last week with donations for the City of Perth and Volunteering WA Homeless Connect Day appeal. Scotch boys and girls from PLC combined to work on setting up facilities the day before the event. The clothing provided by our community was well received, along with some 50 Street Swags made in a partnership between Scotch College and Bandyup Women's Prison. Some 700 homeless adults and children attended the event to access the services, food and clothing provided.

Operation Santa: The UnitingCare West 'Operation Santa ' appeal is under way. Scotch College supports this appeal each year with donations going to needy families and individuals. Donations of non-perishable food and new toys can now be brought in: to House Heads in the Senior School; or Receptions in Middle and Junior Schools.

Philippines Disaster: The emergency in the Philippines has prompted a number of relief agencies to create specific web sites to make donating easier. The Australian Red Cross ; UNICEF ; Save The Children ; and Oxfam all have tax deductible credit card or Paypal payment arrangements. The boys have been asked to provide a gold coin donation for a collection currently under way. Gold coins can be deposited at collection points nominated in all three sub-schools.

Matipwili Project Update

Many in our community visited the 'Biskuti for Matipwili' stall at the recent Cottesloe Hullabaloo on Napoleon Street. Over $1200 was raised towards building a Trade Training Centre in Matipwili village, Tanzania. The plans for the facility can be viewed here. Further support for this project can be provided through purchasing Peel Estate Wine or unique Scotch Christmas Cards. Members of both Scotch and PLC communities are invited to form tables at the Matipwili Rafiki Quiz Night to be held in the Dickinson Centre on Friday November 22.

Tim's Ride

The bicycle ride to mark the tragic death of Tim Anderson (OSC '02) attracted good support from senior boys and staff. Boys rode and officiated in this event to focus attention on the need for motorists to look out for cyclists and to raise money for a youth scholarship fund.

Mr W Cordner