Colebrook Consolidated School Students Liam Waring, 8, Ian Roy, 10 and Nolan Waring, 9.
Colebrook Consolidated School Students Liam Waring, 8, Ian Roy, 10 and Nolan Waring, 9.
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COLEBROOK —Students at Colebrook Consolidated School are holding a raffle to support the koala hospital in Port Macquarie in New South Wales Australia.
Since last September, wildfires have destroyed 17.9 acres of forest in Australia, with an estimated 480 million animals burned in the fires.
Students and parents taking part in the raffle were selling tickets outside of the Colebrook Store on Sunday, Feb. 2.
“The koalas in Australia are dying in the fires and we want to raise money for the koala hospital,” student Nolan Waring.“It makes me very sad and that’s why we wanted to help.”
The raffle is for a drawing for a Valentine’s Day gift basket that includes fine chocolates and a koala plush toy.
“The teachers at Colebrook Consolidated school have been very supportive and they purchased a lot of tickets from the children,” parent Robin Waring said. “We have already raised $210. It’s helping raise awareness of the danger to the koala population, which was already in danger even before the fire. It’s nice to see the children interested in giving to a good cause, even if Australia is very far away from Colebrook.”
The drawing for the gift basket will be held on Friday, Feb. 7.
Tickets are $1 each and may be purchased through Colebrook Consolidated School.
For more information call the school at 860-379-2179.

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