St Brigid's College student raises allergy awareness

ALLERGY EVENT: Horsham’s St Brigid’s College year 12 student James McRae 
highlights food allergies during a school assembly with guest speakers Wimmera 
Base Hospital dietician Pam Marshman and hospital clinical educator Chris Dodson. 
 Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

ALLERGY EVENT: Horsham’s St Brigid’s College year 12 student James McRae highlights food allergies during a school assembly with guest speakers Wimmera Base Hospital dietician Pam Marshman and hospital clinical educator Chris Dodson. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A HORSHAM year 12 student has helped raise his school's awareness of food allergies.

St Brigid's College student James McRae organised guest speakers for a school assembly and a dairy-free and egg-free cupcake stall as part of Food Allergy Week last week.

Teacher Lesley Lannen said James had nut, dairy and egg allergies and wanted to raise awareness.

She said guest speakers Wimmera Base Hospital dietician Pam Marshman and hospital clinical educator Chris Dodson educated people on food allergies on Friday.

Homeroom classes also took part in painting one fingernail each, in recognition of the one in 10 Australians born with food allergies.

Mrs Lannen said James organised the school's activities for Food Allergy Week.

"He came to me at the beginning of last term about it,'' she said.

"We have a number of students at the school with food allergies.

"He did a great job.''

The cupcake stall raised about $450 for Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia.

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