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Schools challenge students inspired to create change

Matt PridisSalvo Ambassador Matt Priddis visited students at Prendiville Catholic College earlier this week to launch the 2012 Medibank Salvos’ School Challenge.

The Medibank Salvos’ School Challenge empowers students to create change in their community by supporting the vital work of The Salvation Army during the Red Shield Appeal.

“This program is a fantastic opportunity for students to get involved in their local community and win some great prizes provided by Medibank. I hope I can motivate students to make a difference and support the Salvos’ because it’s a worthy cause that has my strong support”. Matt Priddis said.

Last year, 37 schools across Western Australia registered for the challenge, raising more than $37,000 for the Red Shield Doorknock Appeal.

Thanks to program sponsor Medibank, there are four $500 cheques to be won. Winners will be announced in June.

Red Shield Director Robin Falloon said, “The support we receive from schools is a great community initiative for students. Their help allows us to knock on more doors and raise vital funds to assist more than one million Australians every year”.

This year the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock will run on the 19th and 20th of May with funds raised allowing The Salvation Army to support marginalised Australians in our community.

Further information about the 2012 Salvos’ School Challenge can be found by searching Salvation Army Doorknock Appeal on YouTube.

Registrations to volunteer for the Red Shield Doorknock Appeal can be made via The Salvation Army WA Facebook page or by clicking here.

 

Warren Palmer, Public Relations Secretary
The Salvation Army Western Australia
0417-909-964