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Photo by Mike Pearson

Photo by Mike Pearson

St. Joachim students present a cheque for $1,500 to Jan Dunn, volunteer for the Make a Wish Foundation Canada.

Making wishes come true

Grade 6 students at St. Joachim School recently raised $1,500 for the Make a Wish Foundation through a school bake sale.

As part of Catholic Education Week, students took a vote to decide which charity to support and selected Make a Wish after conducting their own research. Make a Wish is active in 47 countries worldwide, granting wishes of hope, strength and joy for children with serious medical conditions.

Make a Wish has helped over 280,000 children since 1980. Make a Wish Foundation volunteer Jan Duff, shown above at centre, accepted the donation on June 7 during a school assembly.

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