Scots boys raise thousands for children with disabilities

Students from The Scots College have banded together to raise over $4,000 for Allowah Presbyterian Children's Hospital.

"Over the course of the year students have had a real focus on the community, having been involved in numerous events to raise funds for a number of charities, including Allowah," said The Scots College Head of Senior Prep, Mr Duncan Kendall.

The Scots College has been involved in raising funds for the development and awareness of Allowah Presbyterian Children's Hospital for the past six years. The Children's Hospital is based in Dundas, New South Wales and hosts children up to the ages of 18 years old with physical and intellectual disabilities.

"It is fantastic that we are building strong relationships with charities like Allowah and to help the children at Allowah who need a helping hand" said Mr Kendall.

The term's major fundraiser for Allowah, driven by the Senior Prep SRC, was a sports themed barbecue which brought Years 5 and 6 boys together dressed in sports theme attire.

"This year we decided to have a sports theme, to highlight sportsmanship and fair play for all," said Mr Kendall.

Allowah's Director, Disability Services Mr Colin Llewellyn visited the College to speak with the boys in the Preparatory School about Allowah and the work that they have conducted for the charity.

"We have so much and part of the responsibility for us is to give back".

"The fact that these boys are learning that they can change people's lives is great, they are also learning that they can make a difference in the world in which we live," said Mr Llewellyn.

The Years 5 and 6 Scots boys involved in the fundraiser each had a role and worked together as a team along with their teachers to ensure each peer member was involved.

"I'm not sure that we could do what we do without the support from The Scots College."

"We've actually been able to share the message that these kids need a helping hand," said Mr Llewellyn.

For more information about Allowah Presbyterian Children's Hospital visit, www.allowah.org.au.