For most young people, babysitting is a normal and routine job to make ends meet.

But for 21-year-old,  Hannah Kirsh, her dedicated role as babysitter to two young children from St Lucys school in Wahroonga, has sparked her inner philanthropist. St Lucys is a school which specialises in teaching children with disabilities.

Already, Hannah has raised $1000 for St Lucys this year so that the school could purchase an electric drum kit. Now Hannah is putting all her energy behind St Lucys annual ‘Week Without Words’ fundraiser by organising a silent trivia night.

For most students at St Lucys, conditions such as dyspraxia, autism and various congnitive difficulties can make speaking a challenging task. Hannah believes that fundraising initatives like the silent trivia night are a great way to raise much needed funds, spread awareness and of course have fun.

“The proceeds from the silent trivia night go to programs at St Lucys that help the kids in so many ways. St Lucys is an incredible school and every little inch of support these kids get will benefit them greatly,” says Hannah.

But how does a silent trivia night work? According to Hannah participants will be expected to communicate without talking. While answering questions, pads of paper wil be provided to help teams communicates. When ordering drinks from the bar, pictures of different drinks will allow attendees to point to what they want.

St Lucys is setting the bar high during this years ‘Week Without Words’. The school is aiming to raise $50,000 throughout the week, from September 2 to September 8. But with Hannah at the helm the $50,000 goal is definitely within reach.

The proceeds of the night will go towards communication intiatives for the students at St Lucys. A live jazz band will also be performing throughout the evening and a number of prizes will be up for grabs, including restaurant and beauty vouchers as well as a wine bar donated by the Four Seasons hotel.

More Info
When: September 7, 7pm
Where: Ku-ring-gai Town Hall, 1138 Pacific Highway, Pymble
Price: $15