Devonport resident starts fundraiser for families of Hillcrest Primary School castle jumping accident victims
Devonport resident organizes fundraiser for families of Hillcrest Primary School castle jumping accident victims.

Following the tragic Hillcrest Primary School jumping castle accident that took the lives of five innocent school children in Devonport, a city in Tasmania, a GoFundMe campaign was launched to raise fund for the families of the deceased and the injured.

The fundraising campaign which was created by a Devonport resident who only identify as Zoe Smith, was launched only few hours ago, and has so far realized an amount of US$ 144,672 as at the time of filing this report.

The purpose for this fundraiser, according to Zoe, was to support the families who lost their loved ones in the Tasmanian primary school jumping castle incident, and also to assist the surviving victims of the incident.

“I was moved by the tragedy at Hillcrest Primary School and wanted to do something to support the families throughout Christmas.

All funds will go to the families of the children who were tragically killed and injured too not only support them but provide them with much needed gifts in this time of such sadness.

All the funds will be donated to the school and the Parents and Friends committee to be distributed to the families affected!,” Zoe wrote in her GoFundMe campaign description.


Five children lost their lives after a strong wind blew their jumping castle into the air at the popular Hillcrest Primary School which is located in northwest Tasmania on Thursday, December 16, 2021.

The Devonport jumping castle accident saw students fell from a height of about 10 meters in the tragic accident during their End of Term celebration.

Tasmanian Police Commissioner Darren Hine confirmed two boys and two girls had died in the incident, and another five children were in hospital, four in a critical condition and one with serious injuries. It has also been reported that one child has also given up the ghost, bringing the total number of deceased students to five.


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