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Georgia Fisher with her prize

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Georgia Fisher, a Year 2 student at Our Lady of the Pines Primary School, Donvale, has shown the true community spirit of Easter.

Georgia won the major prize of a 10 kg box of chocolates for her efforts raising funds for the school and instead of devouring it or sharing it with friends, raffled it off to raise money for another charity.

The progressive primary school which has increased enrolments this year by approximately 20%, conducted a fundraising chocolate drive in conjunction with Cadbury. The fundraiser was to update and increase Literacy Resources for all students.

As part of the incentives for selling boxes of chocolates, a major prize of a 10 kg block of Cadbury Chocolate was on offer to the student that sold the most. Seven-year-old Georgia door-knocked her neighbourhood and sold a staggering 30 boxes. As a result, Georgia won the prize of the massive 10kg block of chocolate (that is just as tall as her!).

Georgia chose to raffle it off at her parents’ restaurant in Doncaster, and then donate all the proceeds to “Project Compassion”, another fundraiser that Our Lady of the Pines is conducting. Project Compassion, which aims to end poverty, promote justice, and uphold dignity via Caritas Australia, has been a long-standing recipient of fundraising at the school. 

When informed of Georgia’s efforts, School Principal Brendan Keeling said, “I feel extremely proud of our school and our school community. Our students and families are very generous with their support of others in need. And for Year 2 student Georgia to donate her prize to further fundraising for another charity, I couldn’t be prouder of her amazing efforts. She definitely is a great role model for all other students.”