Kialla West Primary School students hosted a $1 cupcake donation sale and dress-up day to raise money for the Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation on Friday. School principal Wes Teague said students took the opportunity to dress up, bake cupcakes and have fun.
The event was organised by students from the Helping Hands Leadership Group and team member Emma Gilbert felt motivated by the cause because of the connection to Zaidee’s mum Kim Turner.
‘‘I love this cause, I have always loved it,” Ms Gilbert said.
Mr Teague said many of the school’s students attended the Kialla Children’s Centre, where Zaidee’s mum Kim Turner taught.
Zaidee died suddenly in 2004 from a cerebral aneurism. She was seven years old.
Her organ donations went on to improve and in some cases save the lives of seven other people.
Her death inspired her parents Kim and Allan to start Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation which promotes organ donation awareness.
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