Trinity College Beenleigh students have walked 10 kilometres for those in need at their annual fundraising event held on Main Beach at the Gold Coast.
The Beach-a-thon event is a day where students are challenged to raise funds to support those in their local and wider community who have greater needs than their own.
“Our Marist charism calls us to be attuned to the calls of the world, especially the poor, to have hearts that have no borders,” said Student Well-Being Leader, Mrs Jasmine Brown.
“The students will be essentially walking to raise funds for others in need and as such showing that they stand in solidarity with them.
“Taking up the challenge to not only hear the call of the poor and needy in our world, but to actively do something about their plight,” said Mrs Brown.
Students actively participate each year and in a first for the event, the student body carried six buckets of water for the entire duration of the walk, in recognition for those in developing countries that have to walk extreme distances to collect water.
The money is raised in support of six catholic mission organisations who reach out to the poor and marginalised, locally in the community of Beenleigh and surrounds, and to the broader Australian, Australasian and global community. Organisations that will receive proceeds from the day include Australian Marist Solidarity, Caritas, Catholic Mission, the Archbishop’s Annual Catholic Campaign, St Vincent de Paul and Rosies. Trinity College Beenleigh students and teachers regularly spend one evening a month in support of the Beenleigh Rosies Van and are proud to further support this work in their local community.
A final word from Mrs Brown, “Your ongoing support and contributions is greatly appreciated and is making a real difference in the lives of the less fortunate within our communities. Thank you!”