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Shepparton students help keep Santa's reindeer well nourished

A group of Shepparton school students have come up with a treat for Santa's reindeer and plan to sell it to raise money for two women facing health battles this Christmas.

ALEXANDRA BOLKAS December 10, 2013 4:11am

Tom Whyte, Cooper O'Connor, Laura O'Connor, Max Whyte and Georgia Whyte are selling 'reindeer food' for Santa's helpers to raise money for two women in health battles.

Four primary school students have been busy creating a sweet, but nutritious treat to boost the energy levels of fatigued reindeer on Christmas Eve.

A mixture of oats, rice, and green and red sugar make up the $2 concoction Laura and Cooper O’Connor and Georgia and Tom Whyte have been making to raise money for a good cause.

The students are hoping to raise money to help the recovery of Undera woman Cheryl Dealy, who is in Melbourne undergoing rehabilitation after a serious car crash this year.

Money raised will also help a Wodonga woman, 25, being treated for a brain tumour.

Mother Sue Watt said Laura and Georgia would use the money raised to buy ‘‘girlie’’ Christmas presents such as hand creams.

All four children donated $10 of their pocket money to the cause.

'‘I get paid 50 cents per chore ... but I want to do this to help people less fortunate so that they can have a healthy new year,’’ Laura said.

Reindeer treats can be bought from The Butter Factory Cafe or Florina Preschool.

For more information, phone The Butter Factory Cafe on 58211002.

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