Dominic College does much to reach out to those in need. Our Outreach and Fundraising Policy directs us in the fundraising that we focus on as a community. Our students, families, and staff do much to make a difference with our support of St Vincent de Paul, Caritas Australia, and our Catholic and Salesian Missions. There are occasions when we are able to support broader community charities, at their request, with the use of our facilities.
On Father’s Day, the Hobart Make-AWish Foundation used our grounds and amenities for their second Colour Splash on Father’s Day. The event at Dominic was a huge success with a great turnout from past and present ‘wish families’ and the broader community. The funds they raised will go a long way towards granting wishes to children and young people facing significant health challenges.
Two of our outstanding students, Emily Heddle (Year 9) and Georgia Nikitaras (Year 10) have also been working hard to make a difference in the broader community. Both students have family members who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis. Emily and Georgia know first-hand the challenges of living with MS and the courage it takes to keep adapting to this debilitating disease. Recently, Emily and Georgia joined the 2021 MS Walk, Run and Roll charity event held at the Inveresk Precinct (Launceston). They, along with all of the fundraiser participants, completed the 9.5 kilometre walk despite the rain and extreme weather. Georgia was awarded the highest youth fundraiser in the state. A fantastic achievement. Both of our students helped to raise the event’s outcome of $48,000 to support people living with Multiple Sclerosis to reach their goals, live well, and ensure that no one has to face MS alone. We are very proud of Emily and Georgia and their leadership and commitment to use their time and energy focused on the needs of others.