Inspirational Torquay student raises money through school project

Torquay school girl Abbey Brown, has raised an incredible amount of more than $250 for Gateways Support Services as part of a school project.

Abbey, who is 11 and in grade 5 at Torquay College, came up with the idea of a car washing campaign for her recent social action plan project.  Inspired by her younger sister Mia, who has autism and has been supported by Gateways since she first diagnosed, Abbey wanted to use her assignment to help make a difference and raise money for the organisation.

With the support of her teacher Chelsea James and parents Andrew and Kerry, Abbey has worked very hard washing more than 11 cars to raise money for Gateways.

Abbey proudly presented Gateways CEO Rosemary Malone with a cheque at a school presentation attended by her classmates, family, teachers and Vice Principals. During the presentation, Rosemary thanked and congratulated Abbey on her initiative.

“Abbey is an amazing role model to other children, showing them the importance of helping others in the community and also raising awareness of disability. The money she has raised through her hard work, will be used to support young children with a disability through our Early Learning Kindergarten Program.”

Her dad Andrew said that he and mum Kerry are extremely proud of what their daughter has achieved.

“We are very proud of Abbey. Abbey is very close to both of her sisters and she saw an opportunity to raise money for a cause that will directly assist Mia. Abbey is always thinking of others and her efforts in her social action project reinforce that. I am sure this will be one of Abbey’s lasting memories from Primary School.”

Abbey was joined by parents Kerry and Andrew, sisters Paige and Mia and Torquay College Assistant Principal Nadia Tkaczuk when she presented Gateways CEO Rosemary Malone with the money she raised through her project
Abbey was joined by parents Kerry and Andrew, sisters Paige and Mia and Torquay College Assistant Principal Nadia Tkaczuk when she presented Gateways CEO Rosemary Malone with the money she raised through her project

 

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