Every year since 1991 Sunshine Sugar has donated on average 30 tonnes of filter press (Mill Mud) to the Harwood Island Public School as a fund raising drive commonly known as the Mill Mud Drive. Each year the parents, teachers and students hold a bagging day where the 30 tonnes of mud is shovelled into approximately 1,500 bags. The bags are then sold to the public for $4.50 per bag or 5 bags for $20 raising on average $6,300 for the school. Over the years the funds raised have been used for improvements to the school grounds such as a new covered entrance, covered play areas, new climbing equipment for junior play, resurfacing the basketball court and upgrades to the Library, to name just a few. The P&C has also purchased new equipment such as smart whiteboards and computers for the students. Mill Mud is the major source of revenue for the Harwood Island Public School P&C Association and on behalf of the school we cannot thank Sunshine Sugar enough for their support.
Peter Coram, President P&C, Harwood Island Public School