Creative writers raise money for Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital (PatCH)

Posted 25 June 2015 9:50am

One ice cold, winter Monday not so long ago, a courageous group of energetic, bright writers braved the challenges that both the wind and the weather gave them and held a market day stall at lunchtime in the CGGS quad to raise money for the Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital (PatCH).

CGGS’s Creative Writing Club is competing in the Write-a-Book-in-a-Day (WABIAD) competition early next term, where a group of at least six keen writers have 12 hours to write, illustrate and edit a book. In order to compete, each group must raise $250 for a regional charity, in our case, Canberra Hospital’s PatCH. We were able to raise this money by providing a delectable and well-organised sausage sizzle and drinks, fairy floss, baked goods and hot, straight-from-the-oven pizza. We were even able to come up with a few interesting ideas for our potential WABIAD stories this year.

A momentous amount of thanks must go out to all of the WABIAD girls for organising, making, baking, gathering and preparing the fundraiser, posters, stalls, food and drinks, weeks in advance and to all who bought from our stalls; it is greatly appreciated! One final ginormous thanks must go to Mr Weigall, for without you, neither WABIAD nor this market day would have happened! Thanks for being the awesome teacher-in-charge of Creative Writing that you are!

Overall, an excellent day was had and to all of you out there, this is just the first of another event this year in order to raise money for PatCH. One final message to all WABIAD writers out there, in the paraphrased words of House Stark: keep writing, WABIAD is coming!

Annabelle Nshuti (Year 12)

PHOTO ABOVE: Annabelle Nshuti (Year 12) and Rachel Hopkins (Year 12). CREDIT: Brianna Carney (Year 12) and Riley Anderson (Year 12).

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