QE2 students in Petrolia raise funds for mental health

Campaign part of Bell's 'Let's Talk' initiative on Jan. 25

Students at Queen Elizabeth II School in Petrolia came up with an ingenious plan—without texting during class time—for participating in last week’s “Let’s Talk” day (Jan. 25) on behalf of raising awareness for mental health issues.

Students belonging to the school’s Spirit Club, along with their staff advisors, held a nickel drive, donating the money to St. Clair Child & Youth Services, which provides children’s mental health services to children and youth from birth through age 18 as well as their families.

A total of $983.32 was collected in this campaign.

“We are very excited to see donations and fundraising activities of this sort, as it really demonstrates ‘kids helping kids’,” said Cheryl Cassin, community relations coordinator for St. Clair Child & Youth Services.

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