Musical instrument donations after Lismore floods speak volumes about generosity | Camden Haven Courier

Carol Irving packs the car with donated musical instruments bound for Lismore. Photo provided

Pupils at a school in Lismore have the chance to play music again after their instruments were lost in the floods.

The generosity of the community helped.

Anthony Mitchell, a teacher at Richmond River High Campus, appealed for musical instrument donations on social media following the Lismore floods.

Carol Irving saw the social media post and wanted to help. She was overwhelmed by the response from the community.

It all started when Lake Cathie Public School donated spare instruments to help out the Lismore School. Then many more came on board with donations.

Our community generously donated musical instruments to the Richmond River High Campus.

Our community generously donated musical instruments to the Richmond River High Campus.

Ms Irving said the response grew quite large, quite quickly.

Guitars, various percussion instruments, flutes, clarinets, violins and keyboards were among the instruments donated.

Ms Irving said the exercise was not about monetary value, but about giving children a chance to play music again.

“I’m happy to be able to give students back the possibility of having an instrument in their hands and continuing their musical journey,” she said.

Mrs Irving coordinated donations from the area and brought a shipment of musical instruments to Lismore on Sunday April 10.

She thanked everyone who supported the cause.

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