Meet Chet, he’s only 11 but he’s one of our most passionate and inspiring supporters.
Chet’s in Year 5 at St Kilda Park Primary and this year he wore a school dress to school for two weeks! We thought that was pretty remarkable in itself, but Chet also managed to convince six of his friends to frock up as well and raise money for Do It In A Dress!!
Chet even convinced three of his male teachers to rock dresses too, on the condition that the boys met their fundraising target. They boys absolutely smashed it, raising over $2000 in two weeks – so their teachers Matt, Tim, and Joe turned up to school in dresses too!
Altogether the boys raised over $2,200 over the two weeks – which is enough to give 7 girls in Sierra Leone access to education – amazing!
And if you didn’t think Chet wasn’t enough of a legend, this isn’t the first time he’s been a part of Do It In A Dress – Chet and his friends rocked their dress last year too when he was just 10 years old and in Grade 4, raising $2,100.
Dave was so excited to meet the boys and while speaking at their school assembly a couple of weeks ago he was presented with this seriously adorable novelty-sized giant check!
Dave was so inspired by what these guys could achieve at such a young age, and we love how passionate they are about this cause. It takes a lot of guts to rock a dress as a guy (as Dave will testify) – but it takes even more courage in Year 5!
Thanks so much to Chet and the boys: Max, Nicholas, Isaac, Declan, Josh and Morgan, and their teachers Matt, Tim and Joe for being so supportive and busting out their dresses too!
Chet’s setting an inspiring example by proving you can have a BIG impact no matter how old you are, and when you throw passion and fun into the mix – anything is possible! We love your work Chet and the rest of the boys too – and we can’t wait to see what you achieve next!