Belvoir Special School students donate $700 to the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre

SUPPORT: Belvoir students Brandyn Larkins, Jimmy Rebuffo, and Brittaney Junek with AWRCC Trust Fund's Jane Evans. Picture: MARK JESSER
SUPPORT: Belvoir students Brandyn Larkins, Jimmy Rebuffo, and Brittaney Junek with AWRCC Trust Fund's Jane Evans. Picture: MARK JESSER

Like most people living on the Border, the Belvoir Special School community has been touched by cancer.

So it was no surprise to teachers when students decided they wanted to fundraise for the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre with a morning tea.

Teacher Alex Terblanche said the May event raised $703 for the trust fund.

“Some of our students’ family members have had cancer and their principal Jamie Gay had leukemia,” she said.

“We organised a morning tea for 120 guests and the kids did all the catering.

“The students learn they can give back to the community and we can all work together to beat cancer.”

A group of 20 students toured the day oncology ward on Friday, seeing exactly why their hard work was so important.

Jimmy Rebuffo, 16, had an idea of the benefits – though he was surprised to hear how long patients have to spend receiving treatment,

“It’s so people don’t have to travel,” he said.