Illalong News

  • 6th June, 2019

Lawson House Charity Fundraiser

Last Friday evening, 31 May, around 200 students from Years 4-6 and 7-12 attended the Lawson House Disco and Games and Music Night in support of The Salvation Army 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 events.

An army of volunteers worked hard from 3.30pm to 5pm to transform Lower Maths into a party precinct. A special thanks goes to Alex Fox and Craig Rickard for setting up the lights and music for the evening. The Years 4-6 students danced the night away, enjoying disco favourites like YMCA and on the spot raffle prizes. It was great to see the effort so many had gone to in dressing up for the evening. 

The Senior School students divided their time between a variety of games on offer and dancing to their favourite songs. Nutbush and Thriller proved very popular, attracting young and old onto the dance floor. Many Lawson House students and staff helped to provide the refreshments for the evening and baked an array of delicious treats for the partygoers. 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 all the staff who helped on the night and to all those who volunteered their time decorating, assisting with the disco or baking. Without your help and participation, the event would not have been such a success. To everyone who attended, thank you for joining us and we hope to see you at the Lawson House event in 2020.

Alison Ward – Head of Lawson House


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