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Children’s Class participants raise funds for MND in East Fremantle

A children’s class in East Fremantle, Western Australia has raised more than $4400 for Motor Neurone Disease following a festive fundraising event held at Richmond Primary School. 

Baha’i children’s class participant Evie said she was inspired to organise the event because MND was a cause close to her heart. 

“One of my close friends got MND and it’s quite scary watching how they get worse and worse,” she said. 

“Hopefully by the end of this we will be closer to a cure.” 

The event featured a range of stalls including baked goods, a plant stand, art and craft table, bookstore, hot chocolates complete with cream and marshmallows, and a jewellery stand. 

“I think the event went very well because we’ve had the whole community there and it’s been really fun and we ran out of baked goods,” Evie said. 

“The best part about today’s event is probably getting to know a lot of people that I didn’t know were in my neighborhood and seeing how many people came and supported MND.” 

Whether modest or more complex in nature, Baha’i social action efforts tend to emerge out of growing collective consciousness and are carried out by a group of individuals who are passionate about effecting change in their neighbourhoods through the application of the Baha’u’llah’s teachings. Efforts may be related to a variety of fields including health, sanitation, education, agriculture or environmental protection and aim to improve some aspect of the life of the local population. 

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The Perth Baha’i community is comprised of a number of Local Spiritual Assemblies that guide the administrative affairs of the Faith and oversee the community-building activities unfolding across the city, working alongside hundreds of people in a bid to contribute towards the betterment of the world.


Published in June, 2024, in Community Stories > Social Action

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