In the Media 2006
Helping native wildlife
6 April 2006
Sunshine Coast Daily
LEADERSHIP students from Narangba Valley State High School have been raising funds to help save our native wildlife and last week the students visited the Australian Wildlife Hospital and presented Hospital Manager Gail Gipp and Executive Manager Michael Hornby with a cheque for $2000.
During one of his regular meetings with the leadership students, Federal Member for Longman Mal Brough told them about the great work done by the Wildlife Hospital and the students decided to make it a priority to raise funds on an ongoing basis for the benefit of our native wildlife.
The support of the students from Narangba Valley State High will provide emergency medical care to over 20 critically injured native Australian animals from this region. “For young people to demonstrate this kind of leadership in protecting our environment, it gives us hope that wildlife will be protected into the future,” Mr Hornby said.
During their visit to Australia Zoo and the Wildlife Hospital, Mal Brough took the opportunity to tell the students how proud he was of their commitment to raising money to help others.