Fan­tas­tic fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive

Shepparton News - - NEWS - By Tay­lah Bur­rows

A Mooroopna Park Pri­mary School stu­dent has raised more than $1000 for new equip­ment for the school.

Year 3 stu­dent Daniel Hooper, 9, set out to raise $1000 by col­lect­ing a $1 do­na­tion from 1000 peo­ple in the lead-up to his school’s an­nual fun run fundraiser.

‘‘(I raised it) be­cause I like the school and it de­serves it,’’ Daniel said.

He first asked for do­na­tions from friends and fam­ily, which helped him reach his first cou­ple of hun­dred dol­lars.

Daniel’s mum Anita Wil­son said to­gether they had spent about 11 hours walk­ing the streets of Mooroopna, Tatura and Shep­par­ton to add to the to­tal.

‘‘Most of the busi­nesses were re­ally nice,’’ Ms Wil­son said.

‘‘I think out of Mooroopna there were only about four who didn’t do­nate.’’

Daniel’s fundrais­ing to­tal was also helped along the way by some big­ger do­na­tions on­line, in­clud­ing one for more than $100 by the Cen­tral Vic­to­ria Lure Cast­ers.

Even­tu­ally, Daniel sur­passed the $1000 mark, rais­ing $1340.99 for the school from about 200 do­na­tions.

He com­pleted the roughly 2 km fun run from the Chi­nese Gar­dens, Mooroopna, to Kid­sTown on Fri­day with stu­dents from 10 other schools.

Mooroopna Park Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Hay­den Beaton said the school was proud of Daniel’s achieve­ments, given the most raised for the fun run was about a cou­ple of hun­dred dol­lars.

‘‘He’s done a fan­tas­tic job, he’s shown a lot of ini­tia­tive and he’s proud of him­self, and so he should be,’’ Mr Beaton said.

Daniel thanked all the busi­nesses, staff and strangers who do­nated to the school.

Pic­ture: Holly Cur­tis

Go-get­ter: Daniel Hooper, 9, raised more than $1000 for his pri­mary school.

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