SASS has received its largest ever single donation from St Michael's Collegiate school. Each year, the year 12 students decide on a local charity to support, and in 2018 chose SASS. Students Emma McCulloch and Sophie Moore said the group of 50 plus students felt that the cause of sexual assault was particularly relevant to them this year in light of the #metoo movement and high profile cases in the media. The girls put their energy in to many events across the year, from shaking buckets at the junior school fair and bake sales, to larger events like their annual fashion parade and a Mother’s Day breakfast, and even some crazier ideas such as allowing the students to ‘gaol’ their teachers in a cage for a donation during lunch time!
The combined efforts of the St Michael's Collegiate community raised a total of $20,061, an amount that will make a huge difference to the reach of SASS’ services. We commend these inspiring young people not only on their financial contribution, but on their hard work and commitment to bring much needed voices to the issue of sexual assault and harassment in our community. By bringing attention to this issue the shame and stigma attached to sexual assault begins to disappear and real culture change starts. For this we extend our greatest thanks to the year 12 class of 2018, and the broader community of St Michael's Collegiate.
For more information on donations to SASS, please see the Donations and Bequests page.