Fun run raises money for SIDS

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS -

Fin­ley Pub­lic School stu­dents hit the track last Fri­day to raise money for Sud­den In­fant Death Syn­drome, com­monly known as SIDS.

The fun run was held to sup­port Co­bram man Adrian Hayward, who par­tic­i­pated in the Cairns Iron­man Pa­cific Cham­pi­onships on June 12 to raise money and aware­ness for River’s Gift — an or­gan­i­sa­tion which pro­vides the largest source of non-gov­ern­ment fund­ing for SIDS re­search in Aus­tralia.

Par­tic­i­pants raised al­most $400, with all the funds go­ing to­wards River’s Gift. A footy colours day in March raised an­other $160.

Sasha Wood from Fin­ley Pub­lic School said the fun run was an op­por­tu­nity for the school to ‘‘give back’’.

‘‘Each year, our Stu­dent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Coun­cil chooses a lo­cal char­ity to sup­port, and fundrais­ers are or­gan­ised through­out the year,’’ she said.

‘‘With a lo­cal fam­ily af­fected by SIDS, this was the per­fect way to help out and do our bit for the com­mu­nity.’’

Stu­dents — as well as a num­ber of Fin­ley Pub­lic School teach­ers — ran laps of the Fin­ley Lake, with fam­ily and friends cheer­ing from the side­lines.

Fin­ley Pub­lic School stu­dents cel­e­brate their ef­forts in Fri­day’s fun run.

LEFT: Stephanie Bram­ley fin­ishes the fun run with a smile. RIGHT: Fin­ley Pub­lic School prin­ci­pal Derek Nof­fke with River’s Gift rep­re­sen­ta­tive Lee May.

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