Stu­dents have good cause to don pink

Central Leader - - News - By Lisa Har­ri­son

They may have been rais­ing money for a se­ri­ous dis­ease, but stu­dents at Mt Al­bert Gram­mar looked bright and cheery last month.

The school held a pink and yel­low fundraiser to sup­port peo­ple liv­ing with can­cer.

Stu­dents dressed up in an ar­ray of dif­fer­ent pink and yel­low cloth­ing and made gold coin dona- tions to the cause, rais­ing a to­tal of $7300.

Pink and Yel­low Day was or­gan­ised by year 13 stu­dents Sarah Gra­ham, Katherine Reynolds and Rachael Chap­pell.

Sarah says it was a fun and al­ter­na­tive way to raise money.

“Every­one re­ally got into it and par­tic­i­pated,” she says.

“Mt Al­bert Gram­mar have al­ways raised money for can­cer and a Flu­oro Day fundraiser to sup­port can­cer­stricken stu­dent Sally Ain­ley last year was a great suc­cess.

Katherine says it is im­por­tant for peo­ple to do what they can for can­cer.

“It’s rel­e­vant to all of us,” she says. “Every­one knows some­one who is af­fected.”

The money raised was do­nated to the Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion and Can­Teen.

Photo: LISA HAR­RI­SON

Colour­ful oc­ca­sion: Stu­dents from Mt Al­bert Gram­mar with money the raised on their pink and yel­low day for can­cer.

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