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    A TIME FOR GIVING: Horsham PAWS foster parents, from left, Kristy Kelly, Charlotte Kelly, Penny Stemp and Jack Kelly and dog Dougal accept $380 from Horsham Primary School students Kale Hey, Harry Adams, Charlotte Fletcher and Mahlie Tepper. The year three and four classes donated to Horsham PAWS instead of doing a Kris Kringle. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham Primary School ditches Kris Kringle in the spirit of Christmas

Horsham Primary School students have chosen to forgo Christmas gifts in favour of supporting a group in need.

The school’s year three and four students decided to donate money to a charity rather than participate in Kris Kringle this year. 

Teacher Kerrie Nolan said the concept was a success.

“Instead of the kids doing Kris Kringle, where they spend $5 on another student, this year we decided to donate the money instead and reinvigorate the meaning of Christmas,” she said.

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“We thought it would be better to give and the kids brainstormed a heap of charities. 

“The fires came in second and then they realised perhaps if they donated something more locally it would be more meaningful. 

“They knew that the fires would get lots of money, so they thought they would go with the animals at Christmas time.”

The students collected $380 for community-
based organisation Horsham PAWS. 

Horsham PAWS secretary Kristy Kelly said the group was grateful for the donation.

“The money will be very useful for litter, cat and dog food, toys and our vet bills,” she said.

“The donation is extremely handy at this time of year. We are in the middle of kitten season, so we are inundated with kittens at the moment.”

The entire December 18, 2019 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

The entire December 18,, 2019 edition of AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!