Students put a shine on Pinktober campaign

Caitlin Stacey takes part in Grammar Helping Hands project

As part of this month’s Pinktober events for National Breast Cancer Awareness, a group of staff and students from Sunshine Coast Grammar School will be polishing up and making a contribution of an unusual nature with their public car wash on Saturday, October 27 at the Buderim Memorial Hall from 8am until 1pm.
The students, as part of the Grammar Helping Hands team, will give up their Saturday to support the local Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Foundation by washing, scrubbing and polishing as many cars as they can throughout the morning to raise funds for Pinktober.
Sunshine Coast Grammar School teacher and Grammar Helping Hands coordinator, Ben Princehorn, said that while many women across the Coast may be doing it tough, the students take great pride and reward in being able to help others less fortunate than them in the community.
“We hope to get as many cars as possible through the wash on Saturday and although our contribution is only very small, it makes us realise how grateful we can be for our good health.”
“There seem to be many local families out there struggling and through this initiative we are happy to be able to lend a helping hand by scrubbing together to make a positive contribution in our community,” said Mr Princehorn.
Grammar Helping Hands is a school-based program which gives students the opportunity to get involved in community service at the ground level. Each term a voluntary team of students give up their time to help out a local family in need, whether it’s through providing home cooked meals or backyard blitz projects for families in need.
Inspired by programs such as ‘Random Acts of Kindness’, Grammar Helping Hands is about promoting servant leadership; giving time, not just money, and looking for opportunities to reach out to others who need a helping hand.
Get along and support this fantastic fundraiser. The public carwash will run from 8am through until 1pm with a BBQ onsite at the Buderim Memorial Hall on Saturday, October 27.
Event details:
Grammar Helping Hands Public Car Wash Saturday, October 27 from 8am – 1pm Buderim Memorial Hall