Hilliard State School raises funds for farmers on Mufti Day

GOOD CAUSE: Laura Jones and librarian Jennifer Collie with Emily Jones and Rylee Jones.
GOOD CAUSE: Laura Jones and librarian Jennifer Collie with Emily Jones and Rylee Jones.

HILLIARD State School have raised more than $1000 for farmers suffering from drought.

Students and staff dressed in their best country outfits on Thursday to raise funds for Rural Aid’s Buy A Bale program.

Acting deputy principal Anna-Maree Whalley said the student council presidents Sara and Talyssa invited students to take part in the Mufti Day to raise money for farmers.

“Normally on a Mufti Day we only raise about half of the amount we did,” she said.

“Our students and staff really supported the cause and we had some great outfits.”

Bayview State School students also dressed up for farmers to raise money on August 10, with one student encouraging every school to do the same to help the cause.