The Better Buddies program at Canowindra Public School has gone beyond the classroom walls in the past few weeks.
At the beginning of this year, the Read triplets were teamed up with the Lazarou twins, Liam and Mackenzie as part of the Better Buddies program.
“That’s why they are so protective of the triplets,” explained Mum Melissa.
“They think they are beautiful and have a real soft spot for them.”
So much so that when Liam and Mackenzie heard a major fundraising campaign was underway for the triplets- who suffer from Muscular Dystrophy - to purchase new wheelchairs for them, they jumped on board the community effort.
Liam and Mackenzie - with the help of their mum Melissa – have organised a raffle with all proceeds going to the Read triplets fundraising.
So far, they have raised more than $600, with the raffle’s closing date now extended to just before Mother’s Day, due to its success, on May 11. The actual winners will be drawn on May 12.
First prize is one of Melissa’s art works, second prize is a dinner for two at Pomegranate, third prize a children’s push bike with training wheels (donated by Annette Roach) and fourth prize, a Natio gift pack and diffuser from the Canowindra Pharmacy.
Tickets are on sale at the Canowindra Pharmacy.
“I would just like to say a big thank you to Liam and Mackenzie,” Melissa said about the raffle.
“They have spent hours selling tickets in the street.”
Follow our updates on the Read triplets fundraising at our facebook page, for the Canowindra News.
To donate, you can go to http://www.everydayhero.com.au/readtriplets
We also hear a concert is being organised - Kim Roberts is involved, and we hope to bring you more details as soon as they are to hand.