Mercury (Hobart)



HARRY Allen and his dad spent Father’s Day dashing, jumping and rolling through bursts of colour with other schoolkids and their families.

Five-year-old Harry had a blast at Dominic College on Sunday at the Make-A-Wish Father’s Day Colour Splash.

“I got covered in orange and pink and blue,” he said.

“I did a roley-poley and forward-rolls, it was a bit fun.”

The highlight for Harry was getting to enjoy the fun run event with his dad, Anthony Allen.

“It was good, because I was tired, dad carried me,” Harry said.

Harry was nervous to run through the sprinklers but he embraced the challenge.

Mr Allen said Harry surprised him with a Father’s Day card and a basketball hoop and ball as a gift.

He said the weather turned it on for the fundraiser.

“I’m really happy because it was a good way to spend Father’s Day,” Mr Allen said.

“I think it’s a really nice way to raise awareness for Make-A-Wish, it’s a really important fundraiser and more people need to get involved.”

There are some 21 wishes yet to be fulfilled for local, critically ill children which the more than $4000 raised at Dominic College will go towards.

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