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February 2021

Girl sat in the kitchen with her handmade bookmarks infront of her jpeg
Lea Anderson with her bookmarks

Home schooling works for Peter Mac Foundation

While home schooling during 2020, Lea Anderson, nine, was looking over her dad Nigel’s shoulder.

Mr Anderson – principal research radiation therapist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – was working from home.

And his home work made an impression on her homework.

Between classes Lea was working to earn a little extra pocket money.

Her chosen business was bookmarks – made in colourful paper – which she sold to family, friends and whoever else would buy one.

The results were remarkable.

Lea made $170!

But rather than keep all the proceeds, with her newfound knowledge of Peter Mac’s work treating people with cancer, she donated more than half – $100 – to the Peter Mac Foundation.

Mr Anderson said he was extremely proud of his entrepreneurial philanthropist daughter.

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