Grantham Prep has new friends
AFTER Grantham residents, big and small, try to pick up the pieces from the flood disaster in January, help came in the form of a furry friend.
The CWA ladies from Glenore Grove donated hand-stitched teddies, made by one of their friends, for the students to take their minds away from the devastation.
President Helene Jose said they were really grateful and raced around trying to get the 11 teddies to the Prep year at Grantham State School.
“We also raised $1357 at a morning tea we had that we donated to the school, which was great from a small amount of people,” she said.
“We asked a few business houses for donations and everything was organised in a week, with resounding success.
“It was a really good morning.”
Vice president, Angela Clancy, said the teddies had a lot of love and time put into them.
“Some of these kids have lost everything and it will help them to grieve and have something to give care to,” she said.
Principal of Grantham State School, Christie Munns, said it is important for children dealing with trauma to have someone to talk to about their experiences.
“Rather than just talking to their parents, now they have a special friend to help take their mind off things,” she said.
The school is planning a Teddy Bears' Picnic within the next few months.