A group of Year 10 students from the WA College of Agriculture-Denmark decided to engage with a somewhat delicate topic when seeking to raise funds for a charity as part of a humanities and social science project. They chose “Angel Gowns” a nationally registered Charity that provides services to bereaved families who have experienced the stillbirth or death of a baby.
The charity uses donated wedding dresses to hand craft “Angel Gown” garments which are then donated to hospitals, funeral homes and directly to families. Janine Meyn, from the Angel Gown program in Perth, travelled down from Perth to receive a cheque for $1,000 from Lilly Le Sueur , who led the project with her classmates.
Janine said she was ‘blown away’ by the generosity of the donation and was so very pleased that the students had chosen Angel Gowns as their cause. “It is a very sensitive subject and one that is not easy to discuss”, said Janine as she addressed the Year 10 group.
The students raised funds by operating a face painting stand at the College’s Open Day as well as running a coffee stall and receiving donations through the gold coin donation lunch. The students said wanting to help others was behind their motivation to raise funds and to help to make a difference.