School to host movie fundraiser

Daniel Glenn, Alex Gommers and Allan Rennick at the Ion Whykes Theatre. Picture: JED LANYON

By Jed Lanyon

Healesville High School is hosting a movie fundraiser night to raise money for Cam’s Cause.

School captain and organiser of the event Alex Gommers said, “Cam’s Cause is a veterans welfare organisation… They assist veterans once they’ve come back from war, who are trying to get back into normal life.”

The school will be playing Hacksaw Ridge at the Ion Whykes Theatre

“It’s not your typical war movie, where there’s all action and it sort of glorifies war and that sort of thing.

“It’s kind of the opposite as it’s about a soldier who refuses to shoot a gun. And in turn he helps people and saves lives in the process.

Alex said he hopes to raise $2500 for the cause.

Principal Allan Rennick had high praise for Alex, who pitched the idea after attending another movie fundraiser.

“We have a subject called Making a Difference in Year 8 and 9 and Alex sort of epitomises that.

“He makes a difference. All we have to do is support Alex and provide a venue and everything else will sort of happen.

“It just really fits perfectly with what I would like us to be as a school.

“We’ve got some outstanding facilities at this school, and if we could use those to benefit a great cause, then why wouldn’t we do it?” Mr Rennick said.

Alex said he hopes to see the 250 seats of the Ion Whykes Theatre filled for the viewing on Friday 25 October.

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The school welcomes donations for Cam’s Cause, which can be made at their main office.