SCONE High School was a sea of colour on Friday as students donned their favourite football jersey for a major fundraiser.
A passing target, barbecue and six-a-side touch football competition helped create a fun atmosphere, but the reason for the event was never far from mind.
A total of $1000 was raised on the day, which would go to the Fight Cancer Foundation.
“This is a new fundraiser and it seems pretty popular within the school,” organiser Coral Hagan said.
“It’s for kids battling cancer so all funds raised will go towards that foundation.”
Footy Colours Day directly supports Fight Cancer Foundation’s education support program, which works with major paediatric hospitals to keep kids with cancer engaged with their education.
Learners with cancer who are absent from school for long periods often become isolated from their school and friends. Many drop class levels when they return to school and find it difficult to engage with their education.
Fight Cancer Foundation’s education support program enables young learners to maintain their education and connection with their school and school friends.
They are also supported by a flexible, tailored education program that works around their illness and treatment, allowing them to resume their lives as quickly as possible.
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