Coffs Harbour Christian Community School

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Run for Membantu

Our school’s cross-country run event is now called the Run for Membantu. Membantu is an Indonesian verb meaning "to help".

Students collect donations from family, friends and neighbours as support for their participation in the run. All of the funds raised are deposited into the Membantu Development Fund  to be used for welfare projects in our partner children's homes. This has transformed the school cross country from an event in which students are reluctant to participate into one of the most enthusiastically supported events in the school calendar, and is the most significant fundraising event for the Membantu Development Fund.

Through this fundraising event students are encouraged to think beyond themselves, and to act on behalf of the welfare of others less fortunate than themselves.