Footy fans show their true colours

Pilbara News - - Education - Court­ney Fowler

■ Stu­dents at Bayn­ton West Pri­mary School joined footy fans around the coun­try who wore their favourite football team’s colours to sup­port the fight against can­cer last month.

For the past 25 years, Fight Can­cer Foun­da­tion has sup­ported can­cer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies and through the Footy Colours Day.

Ev­ery dol­lar raised goes to­wards the care, treat­ment and sup­port of can­cer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies and helps fund im­por­tant re­search into find­ing a cure.

Bayn­ton West phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion co-or­di­na­tor Court­ney Jones said it was the third year the school had par­tic­i­pated in the fundraiser.

“Ev­ery stu­dent from kindy up to Grade 6 do­nated a gold coin for the cause to wear their footy jumper to school,” he said.

“We’ve also run an ac­cu­racy kick­ing com­pe­ti­tion and a long kick­ing com­pe­ti­tion, which the stu­dents do­nated a dol­lar to have a go — our long­est kick was more than 25m.

“Ev­ery year Footy Colours Day seems to get big­ger and big­ger at Bayn­ton West, it’s a great cause to sup­port.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Footy Colours Day fundraiser, visit the web­site www.footy colours­day.com. au.

Pic­ture: Court­ney Fowler.

Bayn­ton West Pri­mary School wear their favourite team’s footy colours to school for the last day of term.

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