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School learns art of fundraising

Ryan Moura, Beau Barnes, Jacob Butts, Dylan Collier, Brodie Cusack, Sharvontey Namara, Braden Mitchell and at rear Jean Goad and Stephanie Mizzi celebrating The Smith Family’s Winter Appeal launch.
Ryan Moura, Beau Barnes, Jacob Butts, Dylan Collier, Brodie Cusack, Sharvontey Namara, Braden Mitchell and at rear Jean Goad and Stephanie Mizzi celebrating The Smith Family’s Winter Appeal launch. John Gass

THE Smith Family's Winter Appeal is riding on the future hopes and dreams of Coolangatta State Primary School's students.

The school welcomed My Daily News to witness its support for The Smith Family's goal to raise $3.7 million through artistic creations.

The charity's local Learning for Life worker Stephanie Mizzi said by the end of this month it was hoped the target would be reached and used to help 10,000 disadvantaged Australian children.

"Money raised will go towards a range of learning support programs, to help children discover a love of reading from an early age and to continue supporting them with their literacy development throughout their schooling.

"The Coolangatta Learning Club is one of 164 clubs across Australia run by The Smith Family to provide a safe and supportive environment with access to resources and expertise for 12 local school children to develop their learning potential and increase their confidence," Ms Mizzi said.

The Year 2 and 3 students pictured helped launch the Winter Appeal yesterday and with July only two weeks away donations may be verging on urgent.

Ms Mizzi said Learning Clubs operated with the assistance of volunteer tutors who help students build on classroom knowledge.

"Ensuring they get the most out of their education and create better futures for themselves.

"Unfortunately, there are still thousands of children in need across Australia and that's why our Winter Appeal is so important.

"We are urging local residents to dig deep and donate, so that we can continue to fund the expansion of essential programs such as Learning Clubs."

Phone 1800 024 069 or visit the Smith Family website to donate or gain more information.

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