Our College has been involved in a major fundraiser to support Samuel Johnson and his ‘Love Your Sister’ campaign. Samuel and his sister Connie Johnson OAM created the campaign ‘Love Your Sister’ after she was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2012 with an aim to raise over $10 Million for cancer research. In February 2013, Samuel Johnson set off on his unicycle and rode a world record 15,000km around Australia in an effort to raise $1 Million. The ride ended 365 days later in February 2014 and raised $1.5 Million.

Samuel is embarking on a two-year long trip around Australia in a smicko Avan Motorhome. His mission? To remind every Mum out there to be breast aware and to keep his promise to raise $10 Million for cancer research.

Phoenix P-12 Community College has got behind Samuel by inviting him to our school and presenting him with a cheque for over $4,000. We raised this money by having a staff auction day, sausage sizzles, selling ‘Love Your Sister’ socks and a monster raffle. Our monster raffle was well supported by local businesses who kindly donated thousands of dollar’s worth of prizes including a painting by internationally renowned street artist VEXTA, Indigenous artwork donated by our College Principal Karen Snibson, a LYS fire pit created by Laser Cut fire pits and assembled by our College Year 10 Welding Class. We also had a $495 photography voucher donated by Sarah Voisey.

Phoenix P-12 Community College would like to say thank you to the following businesses for their support of our ‘Love Your Sister’ fundraiser:

  • The Park Hotel
  • Bonshaw Nursery
  • D2E gymnasium
  • Drive Cafe
  • Sarah Voisey Photography
  • Avalon Nursery
  • The Arch Cafe
  • Mount Zero Olives
  • Griffin Burgers
  • GB fasteners
  • Minyip Hotel
  • Western Bulldogs Football Club
  • Street artist VEXTA
  • Karen Snibson (indigenous artwork)
  • Ange Quinn (fire pit)
  • The Western Hotel
  • Paul Bangay

Mr Brendan Johnston – Fundraising Coordinator