This week Lexis Byron Bay hosted a Sweet Exchange! We encouraged all of our students and staff to bake or buy something sweet to bring in and share with their school friends and teachers!
Everyone who came along had to donate a minimum of one gold coin ($1 or $2) and could then help themselves to as much cake, biscuits and chocolate as they could eat!
The money raised will be given to two charities; Golden Oldies Animal Rescue and WIRES Wildlife Rescue. These 2 charities are close to mine and Lisa’s heart; Lisa has adopted two elderly dogs and an 8 year old cat from rescue groups like Golden Oldies and I am a volunteer/rescuer for WIRES. Last week we got all the students together and each did a presentation for our chosen charities, explaining all the good they do and how our donations would help. Jacko, Lisa’s 14 year old Jack Russell cross, came along to help Lisa express how much the charity means to her. It’s fair to say he stole the show and everyone loved having him at school for the day!
We are so pleased and proud of how many of our students and staff got involved. Many made things together as a class, others baked at home and some bought from shops; all contributions were greatly appreciated!
Once we received all the food at reception I set everything up in one of our classrooms ready for the morning and afternoon breaks!
We had two pots at the front so everyone could choose which charity to donate to, with many putting in both, and they were then able to help themselves to all the treats one offer!
There was a huge variety to choose from, including an assortment of cheesecakes, lemon slice, cinnamon scroll, chocolate cake, brigadeiro, chocolate covered strawberries, cupcakes and Aussie favorite Tim Tams!
My first attempt on a Banoffee Pie was miraculously a success and finished off before I even got try it!
There were so many delicious treats brought in we even had enough left over to do a silver coin donation the next day!
A huge thank you to everyone that bought something in and everyone who donated to our chosen charities, it is very much appreciated and we’re really looking forward to letting the charities know how much Lexis has raised for them…
Which is a total of $280!!
If you want to know more about the charities, get involved or donate more you can via the following links:
Golden Oldies Animal Rescue: https://www.petrescue.com.au/groups/10792
WIRES Animal Rescue: https://www.wires.org.au/
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