Muslim students $5000 bush fire donation

Muslim students $5000 bush fire donation

04 Mar 2009

La Trobe Muslim students have raised funds for the Bush Fire appeal.

Saudipic4StandardA group of Muslim students at La Trobe University's International College have raised more than $3,000 during Friday prayers in support of Victoria's bush fire appeal.

All up, La Trobe's International College has raised $5,000 in the past two weeks, through daily morning teas, collection tins and a two-hour cafeteria busking session by a teacher which raised $278.

International College Director, Martin Van Run, said the students – many of whom had not been in the country for long – were keen to contribute to the appeal after witnessing the devastation caused by the fires.  

The funds have been sent to the Red Cross.
 
For further information and assistance, please contact Martin Van Run, tel: (03) 9479 1393 or email: m.vanrun@latrobe.edu.au

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