Pink sig­nals cel­e­bra­tion of women

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

IN­STEAD of the usual sea of navy blue uni­forms, Iona Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege stu­dents donned pink for char­ity on May 21.

Head girl Carly Beis­sel said Iona Women’s Day cel­e­brated women’s strength and value.

“The aim of this day is to not only cel­e­brate women but also to ap­pre­ci­ate what we have and think about others that aren’t as for­tu­nate as we are,” she said.

“We spend the day in pink to raise aware­ness for how far we have come and have to go.

“Many girls in other coun­tries our age are not able to go to school be­cause of their cir­cum­stances.

“This day brings the col­lege to­gether as a com­mu­nity for a very wor­thy cause.”

A num­ber of fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties were or­gan­ised, in­clud­ing pink rib­bons for sale and wear­ing pink over the uni­form.

More than $1200 was raised on Iona Women’s Day which will go to char­i­ties Ed­u­cat­ing Girls Glob­ally (EGG), The Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion and Pre­sen­ta­tion Sis­ters.

Pic­ture: Andrew Ritchie d454511

Iona stu­dents Mia Satie, Carly Beis­sell, Ge­or­gia Earn­shaw, Madi­son Crellin, Tess Kennedy and Ju­lia Chu­rack.

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