For the second year in a row, the Concordia College calendar included a ‘Winter Woollies’ event, held this year on Friday 17 June. This is an event to support Lutheran Care, an organisation that works to provide solutions and advocate for many people in need and crisis in SA/NT. Last year’s event was such a success that Lutheran Care shared our concept for the event with other Lutheran schools in SA.
This year, Concordia’s participation included many hundreds of donations of warm clothing such as beanies, gloves, scarves, socks and blankets from staff and students from ELC to Year 12. It was a non-uniform day for the Concordia and St John’s campuses where students were encouraged to wear a Winter Woolly to highlight the purpose for the day. The Year 12s also indulged in dressing up in ‘Dynamic-Duo’ themed costumes.
Alongside the money raised from the non-uniform day, the student leadership team (with help from some kind volunteers) ran a sausage sizzle to raise additional money, bringing the total monetary donation to over $2,500! ‘Winter Woollies’ was a very positive event, promoting a sense of camaraderie and community across the two Highgate campuses. We would like to thank the participation of students as well as their parents and guardians who helped make the fundraiser as positive and successful as it was.