Girls enthusiastic about Paw Justice
A group of animal lovers at Marlborough Girls' College have spent the past five months raising awareness of animal abuse in New Zealand.
The year 9 and year 11 classes have been wearing their Paw Justice T-shirts in and around school and town to promote awareness of the animal welfare charity.
They have also raised $800 for Paw Justice through selling raffle tickets as part of their community service challenge.
The fundraiser ends this week when the raffle, with a top prize of a luxury hamper, will be drawn.
Year 11 student Tilly Stein said the girls wrote to Paw Justice in term one to ask if they could fundraise for the charity.
Everybody they had approached for donations had been really supportive, Tilly said.
Schoolgirls were especially passionate about animal welfare, she said.
Year 9 student Jazz Boyce said one girl's face lit up when she heard what they were collecting for.
Year 11 student Laura Mitchell said she was excited to be fundraising for a national organisation.
Jazz said she didn't know much about Paw Justice before they contacted the charity.
She planned to keep promoting awareness of Paw Justice when their community service challenge ended. "I had only seen adverts on TV, that's all I really knew."
Year 9 student Emily O'Sullivan had been telling her parents about the charity at home.