ECC Students Support Cystic Fibrosis WA

Found in: School News | Published on: 01 March 2016

Students from Ellenbrook Christian College have raised and donated $796 to support Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia through a range of activities on Harmony Day.

A cheque was presented at an Easter Assembly on 22 March to Nigel Barker, CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia, by Language Ambassador Rugare Shumba.

Students at Ellenbrook Christian College chose to support Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia as one of their classmates was born with CF.

“We are incredibly proud of our students for supporting the fight against Cystic Fibrosis,” said Ellenbrook Christian College Principal, Mr. Justin Krause.

“As CF affects one of their classmates, this matter is very close to our community.”

“I thank the students, staff and parents that took part in the Harmony Day activities that helped raise these funds,” he said.

Students participated a number of fundraising activities for Harmony Day, which celebrates cultural inclusion. This included wearing national dress and students sharing native languages with their classes.

Older students viewed videos on the Taste of Harmony, which encouraged them to try foods from different cultures as a precursor to Ellenbrook Christian College’s Year Six Masterchef français program.

Nigel Barker, CEO of Cystic Fibrosis WA, thanked the students for their efforts.

“Thank you so much. This is the second year in a row that Ellenbrook Christian College has supported CFWA.

“For a small charity/organisation like us, these contributions make a big difference to young lives in improving their health.

“This money will go towards achieving our vision, of lives unaffected by CF,” he said.

The parent of the ECC student with CF, Kelly Brenner, shared her thanks with the School Community.

“I am lost for words. No words will ever be able to explain how grateful I am to have such amazing support.

“My heart breaks more and more each day seeing Lochie go through so much, but knowing that so many people have our back makes the days easier,” she said.

Ellenbrook Christian College Teacher Sylvia Richardson, Parent Kelly Haynes and CEO of CFWA, Nigel Barker at the Easter Assembly