Illalong News

  • 31st May, 2018

Lawson House Charity Fundraiser

Last Friday evening, 25 May, 160 students attended the Lawson Neon Party in support of the Salvation Army’s Annual Red Shield Appeal. The money raised by this appeal goes to support the homeless on the Gold Coast, those who are struggling to make ends meet and victims of domestic abuse. We were delighted to welcome Robert and Dianne Davies from The Salvation Army to the party.

As students arrived, there was face painting stations and a team of artists to paint the party goers. Neon glow sticks were provided and everyone moved inside where the whole of the lower Maths Centre was blacked out and neon lights were set up to create an amazing atmosphere. The DJ did a great job with the music which suited all age groups from Years 7-12. As the evening progressed, students showed off their talents on the dance floor and sang along to their favourite songs. We played musical statues, where students had to freeze when the music stopped. It was fun to see all the grades involved and the Year 12s enjoyed going around and getting people out if they were moving. Everybody played so well that it was very difficult to decide on a final winner. In the end, the player who stopped the fastest was the winner! Everyone had a great time and it was wonderful to see the older and younger students mixing and enjoying the evening together.

We would like to say a huge thank you to former student, Ben Palmer, who provided the music and neon lights, Mr McAdam for his assistance, all the staff who came to help on the night and to all the students who helped to make the event such a success. 


Theresa Wang and Claire Blumson – Year 12 Lawson Students


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