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Red Shield Appeals to Students

Release Date: 11-May-2016 | Go Back

Salvation Army's Major Bryce Davies and the Member for Ku-ring-gai, Alister Henskens SC MP, visited Roseville College today to encourage students to join the Red Shield Appeal doorknock on Sunday 29 May.

The nationwide initiative, which raises money for Australians in need, depends on volunteers to collect donations in its annual Doorknock Appeal. In 2015, the Appeal rose $4,882,039 across Australia with increasing numbers of young volunteers signing up.

Aware that many Roseville College students had already committed to getting up early on a Sunday morning to door-knock on 29 May, today's visit by Major Davies and Mr Henskens hoped to encourage even more students and staff to participate in the 2016 Appeal.

"It makes me proud to belong to a community where our young people are enthusiastic and interested in making a difference to the lives of others who may not be as fortunate as they are," says Mr Henskens, who is concerned for young people who struggle with issues like violence, homelessness and substance abuse.

"Sydney's North Shore is a wonderful place to grow up, and our kids are really luck to have a wealth of opportunities and quality education. Initiatives like these give the local community an opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate," he says. "Sadly, many young people in Sydney and beyond are much less fortunate,"

Roseville College Principal, Mrs Megan Krimmer, says many Roseville College students want to make a positive contribution to the lives of others; a quality that is very much a part of the school culture.

"Roseville girls are very good at recognising their own fortune and abilities, and at directing them in a way that lifts the spirits of others and benefits those less fortunate or able. While encouraged and promoted by the school, it is the students who take hold of each initiative, like the Red Shield Doorknock Appeal, and help make it a success,"

Roseville College is pleased to endorse and support the 2016 Red Shield Doorknock Appeal, encouraging others to be part of the annual Appeal on Sunday 29 May or to have their donations ready should volunteers knock on their door. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. To volunteer, visit https://salvos.org.au/get-involved/help-us-fundraise/red-shield-appeal/

Photo: Roseville College students promote the 2016 Red Shield Doorknock Appeal with the help of Salvation Army's Major Bryce Davies (left) and the member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Heskens SC MP (right).