STUDENTS and staff from Gagebrook Primary School held a Golden Circle School Fun Run recently and raised $1119.20 in vital funds for their school.
A total of 220 students pounded the pavements seeking sponsorship from family, friends and members of the local community to raise money for new resources at the school.
The highest fundraiser was Brooke Haynes who raised $100.15 for the school and received a high achievement medal for her fantastic effort.
Fun run organiser Chris Riewoldt is extremely proud of the way the students rallied behind the fundraiser.
Katherine Smith from Golden Circle School Fun Runs said: “The students at Gagebrook Primary School have made a tremendous effort to support their school.”
In a major effort to support local communities and families across Australia, Gagebrook Primary School now has a chance to share in $16,000 cash courtesy of Credit Union Australia (CUA).
CUA Acting chief executive officer Rob Nicholls said: “Our sponsorship of the fun run program is an opportunity to not only support our schools financially but to encourage kids to get outdoors and have a bit of fun through this sporting activity.”
The program provides an avenue for schools and community groups to raise money and at the same time encourages students to participate in healthy outdoor activities.
Gagebrook Primary School benefits from the fundraising event by retaining 80 per cent of all funds raised in 50 per cent cash and an additional 30 per cent in incentive prizes for the students.
Each student raising $10 or more received a prize of their choice. In addition, on the day every student received a refreshing ice a stick and certificate of participation for their fantastic efforts!
Congratulations to everyone at Gagebrook Primary School.