COUNT ME IN: Students have the chance to win a tablet by guessing how many pencils are in this jar, Angela Rudolph’s latest fundraiser. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRIHOLY Trinity Lutheran School student Angela Rudolph has surprised even herself after cracking more than $13,000 for a school in Laos in less than five months.
Angela has hosted a number of fundraisers since May including a trivia night, carvery dinner and yoga day.
The ten-year-old hopes to raise $30,000 to build a school in Laos before she turns 11 in August next year.
She said she was proud of her achievements so far.
“I was expecting to raise that much money next year,” she said.
“Over $10,000 feels amazing.”
Angela’s mum Pauline said many of the fundraisers were aided by the generosity of Wimmera people and businesses.
“It doesn’t happen without the goodness of people’s hearts,” she said.
Angela’slatest fundraising efforts includeanother yoga session on Saturday and a ‘guess how many pencils are in a jar’ competition.
Angela put a call out to her classmates and family and has an array or big and small pencils which has provided quite a challenge for guessers.
The jar will be situated at various schools in the region for a week each for students to guess.
First prize is a Samsung Galaxy tablet to be announced at Telstra Shop Horshamon December 4.
Angela said students had been very receptive so far.
“On the first day our money jar was about a quarter full,” she said.
Angela will host a yoga dayat the Holy Trinity Lutheran School hall on Saturday with kids yoga from 10.30am and general yoga from 1.30pm.
She said people could call 0459 350 686 to book.
Angela said schools could also call to arrange for the pencil jar to come to their school.
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