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Catholic school tops MS Read-a-thon fundraiser

Monday 18 November 2019

Catholic Education Melbourne
For the second year running, Lumen Christi School, Point Cook, has been named MS Read-a-thon’s top fundraising school in Australia.

Collectively, the participating students raised close to $25,000 by reading as many books as they could during August to help children who have a parent living with MS.

Three of the school’s students made the top-10 list for highest individual fundraisers in Australia:

  • Makaira Muscat was in first place and raised $9,005.88
  • Nicolas O’Brien-Cetinic was in fourth place and raised $4,340.12
  • Aarya Valera was in tenth place and raised $2,236.88.

Makaira has been participating in the MS Read-a-thon since she started at Lumen Christi School seven years ago. She has raised more than $45,000 over the years and inspired many of her fellow students to become involved. When Makaira first started, there were only a handful at the school participating, but this year 93 students took on the challenge.

A representative of MS Read-a-thon visited Lumen Christi School in recognition of its noteworthy achievement, awarding medals, certificates and prizes to eight of the students for their significant fundraising efforts. The school also received $500 worth of books and a $500 voucher for more books.
 Makaira (11), has been Australia’s top MS Readathon fundraiser for five years in a row. Photo by Damjan Janevski.
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