HOBART HIGH SCHOOL
About a year ago she became aware for the first time of the fate of the Far East Prisoners of War and was shocked to hear of the atrocities that had occurred during World War II.
She also learned of the existence of COFEPOW and their aim to ensure that those British Servicemen held in Japanese POW camps are never forgotten.
Although only a young girl, Sarah felt a great empathy for the vast number of men who died so many years before she was born. Such was her compassion that she went back to the school she had recently left to seek out her former headmaster and ask if the proceeds of their non-uniform day could be donated to COFEPOW for their funds to build the Memorial Building.
COFEPOW recently received a letter from the Headmaster of Hobart High
COFEPOW is extremely grateful to the Headmaster and students of Hobart High School for this kind donation. We feel our cause is a worthy one and are very grateful to all those people - not forgetting the growing band of students and children - who share our sentiments that the Far East Prisoners should never be forgotten.
But most of all - "Thank you Sarah for caring - for caring about
a generation of people years before your time, their plight touched your
heart and your caring concern has touched ours"