Mulwaree High School on Friday was very confident it will reach the $9000 target to purchase a truckload of hay for farmers in the region running short on for feed to maintain their stock because of the drought.
On Friday students organised a barbecue with sausage sandwiches, steak sandwiches, bacon and egg rolls and soft drinks on the menu and set it up in front of the school so passers by as well as students could purchase lunch in support of their appeal.
There were long lines at lunch time and other people called by to pick up lunch from the year ll students.
Organisers of the event and the driving force behind the student’s fundraising Josie White and Tamika Wallace were thrilled at the support they had received.
Deputy Principal Russell Lieschke said the students wanted to raise more than that so they could look at other ways of helping farming families who needed more than feed for their animals.
They are also conducting a fundraising raffle with $5000 worth of donated prizes. Tickets in this were selling like hotcakes the winners will be drawn Friday September 7.
The school has a large number of students living on farms and in rural areas of the district whose lifestyle has been affected by the drought.
By Friday afternoon they had exceeded their target and were looking at raising the bar.