VICTORIA Park High’s Interact board once again did themselves proud this year by setting out early each morning to work at the Sunday’s River Mile event in February.
The enthusiastic members sold tickets for entrance into the venue, in aid of the Rotary End Polio Campaign.
Three Interact members were also asked at very short notice to swim the Family Half Mile in support of the Rotary Club of PE South, but this only added to the fun and games of the weekend.
The event was very well-supported and the school’s club was honoured they could play a role in the campaign’s success, and in helping other children remain polio-free.
The Interact club chose Merryvale as the recipient of the money raised though Interact’s fundraisers last year and visited the school last month.
The club joined one of Merryvale’s regular assemblies and got a small taste of what these amazing pupils’ day-to-day lives entail, before handing over the five bicycles, which will benefit the school’s juniors. They then had the privilege of being entertained by the talented members of the Merryvale choir.
After enjoying a delicious variety of treats, the VP pupils returned to school.
Victoria Park High thanked Merryvale School for the opportunity to serve them.
Last year’s dedicated Interact members also ended 2012 on a high note with Christmas parties for the children at Ilitha Creche in Walmer Township and the House of Resurrection Children’s Haven.