Whether it is a smile, a positive greeting, or simply taking the time to really listen to their response when you ask someone how they are, our Wesley at Clunes students learn how a little effort can profoundly impact someone else’s wellbeing.

Clunes Group 95 students Sienna, Marlo, Alice and Jessica get busy in the kitchen

Part of living in a small community is experiencing this impact first-hand. In Term 3, Group 95 heard of a family within the local community experiencing a difficult time. Little one-year-old Zarliah - ‘Zarli Girl’ - is battling a rare, aggressive brain cancer. She’s enduring multiple operations and rounds of chemotherapy, and this has had a devastating effect on her family.

The Clunes Community Leadership group at Wesley at Clunes really wanted to do something for them, and chose to cook for them during this terrible time. This is the response they received:

Dear G95 Wesley College,

We would just like to say a massive thank you for all the meals you prepared for us! I was very blessed when I heard that you have all spent time making meals when you don’t even know us, but then I saw how many, I was blown away! Our journey recently has been a very challenging one, and most of the time cooking is the first thing that we either don’t have the time, facilities or energy to do, so your meals have been very much appreciated. Our little boy Mason had been loving the sausage rolls and lasagna on tap!! So once again a big thanks you to you all. It’s so nice to be a part of a community that supports each other in tough times.

Jake, Tioni, Mason & Zarliah

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