Prosh

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Prosh refers to both a calendar fundraising event and a satirical annual newspaper written by students at the University of Western Australia, to raise funds for nominated charities. Unashamedly low-brow and usually anti-establishment, it is distributed to the public by students dressed in costume in exchange for "gold coin" donations, that is, donations of either one or two dollars. The day is also marked by a 'Proshession' through the streets of Perth - from which the name 'Prosh' is derived. The event now involves many carefully designed floats, and practical jokes played on the public by participating students. Those who work in Perth's CBD generally regard the event with good humour or tolerance, although chance shoppers and tourists are often caught off guard at the appearance of bizarrely dressed young men and women demanding money - typically assertively if good-naturedly.

External links

The official 2004 Prosh website (http://www.prosh.guild.uwa.edu.au/2004/) The official 2005 Prosh website (http://www.prosh.guild.uwa.edu.au/2005/)

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