Our efforts to protect places like the stunning Kimberley coastline would be at a complete loss if it weren't for our grassroots campaigners. They are the lifeblood of our organisation and give us the strength and motivation to keep fighting for the places that so urgently need us to care.
What buoys us even more is to see the youngest members of the community initiate real change too. Recently, students from a primary school in Melbourne's western suburbs organised a fundraising event of their own volition for the Wilderness Society's Kimberley campaign.
Students from year six at at Corpus Cristi School, Kingsville, created the 'Totally Wild Festival' – a fun-filled day of activities, art and awareness. They also raffled several pieces donated by the Wilderness Society and ended up raising a total of $425. What a great effort!
Key Relationships Manager at the Wilderness Society, Juanita Frost was on hand at the assembly to draw the raffle and collect the cheque from the generous and industrious students.
"It's so heartwarming to see the youngest generation doing something for a place they have never visited and for people they have never met, yet they can still comprehend that they are able to make a real difference from the other side of the country," said Juanita.
"The time and effort that went into conceiving, planning, and implementing this great event is an absolute credit to the students at Corpus Cristi and inspirational to everyone working here at the Wilderness Society."
A great big thank you from everyone here at the Wilderness Society to Corpus Cristi Primary School, and a special thanks to Nithya, Madison and Haylee for doing such a great job in organising the event and raising awareness to help protect the Kimberley! Keep up the good work and well done!
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