Dr Harry Little preschool shares sweet treats with frontline workers to say thank you
Kindergarten staff from Bendigo’s Dr Harry Little Preschool recently conducted a “doughnut drop” to staff at the Bendigo Health COVID-19 centre and Bendigo Respiratory Clinic to thank them for all their hard work as the COVID-19 pandemic persists.
The doughnuts were left over after sales to raise funds for a cubby house had ended, and rather than selling them off individually, the fundraising committee wanted to acknowledge the efforts of local healthcare workers.
“We know how much of a thankless job it can be, so we wanted to put a smile on their faces. The staff were so thankful and excited to see us there, it was very heartwarming.”
The preschool is one of only a few committee run kindergartens in the region, and relies on fundraising for upgrades and refurbishments. Through the doughnut drive the preschool raised more than $3,000 for a new cubby, with families selling 473 dozen doughnuts to their networks.
“Because of the uncertainty with COVID-19 in the last year or so, we haven’t been able to have our annual fair, which has traditionally been our main fundraiser for the kinder,” Ms Phillips explained.
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