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Students from the University of Western Australia will take to the streets of Perth on Wednesday August 17 dressed in extravagant costumes to sell the annual edition of the satirical newspaper PROSH.

After postponing the event due to COVID earlier this year, the students are aiming to raise over $30,000 to support two local and well-deserving charities.

The beneficiaries of the money raised will be Trillion Trees, a charity which restores biodiversity in urban and rural areas; and Operation Sunshine, which has a positive impact on the lives of children and youth in care outside.

PROSH, an initiative of the UWA Student Guild, is the nation’s oldest and most successful one-day charity event, run entirely by students. Since its inception in 1931, PROSH has raised over $2 million for over 100 charities.

UWA Guild President Amitabh Jeganathan said the generosity of the Perth community will play an important role in supporting this long-standing student initiative and worthy charities.

“After the initial PROSH date was postponed, a group of dedicated student volunteers spent months keeping the PROSH spirit alive on campus,” he said.

“This year’s satirical journal promises plenty of tongue-in-cheek articles, controversial ads and more. The Guild is extremely proud of the PROSH tradition and the charitable contribution it has made to the WA community.

On PROSH day, students will arrive on campus from 5am to pick up papers and take to the streets of Perth in the CBD, Claremont, Subiaco, Mount Lawley and Fremantle, tin cans for commuters from the morning.

This year, PROSH will again accept electronic donations through EFTPOS machines, so cashless commuters can still purchase a newspaper.


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