Scone Grammar School helps Reverend Nate Atkinson raise funds for Where There's A Will through half marathon

CONTRIBUTION: Where There's A Will's Pauline Carrigan receives a cheque from Scone Grammar School's Reverend Nate Atkinson on Monday.
CONTRIBUTION: Where There's A Will's Pauline Carrigan receives a cheque from Scone Grammar School's Reverend Nate Atkinson on Monday.

EVERY little bit counts.

That’s one of the important messages Where There’s A Will has been sending to the local community.

And, another financial contribution of $3029 was handed over to the Upper Hunter-based charity’s grateful co-founder Pauline Carrigan on Monday afternoon.

The money was mostly raised by Scone Grammar School and its Reverend, Nate Atkinson, who ran 21.1 kilometres as part of Blackmore’s Sydney Half Marathon last September alongside ex-student Dylan Catzikiris.

The school held a fundraiser called ‘Let’s Run the Race with Rev Nate’ which helped surpass his initial target of $2000.

Reverend Atkinson said the aim was to keep “shining the spotlight” on Where There’s A Will.

“It’s important for us as a school to put our money where our mouth is and to not just support this local charity but really believe in it,” he said.

“Running a marathon can be seen as symbolic for mental health, so I think it was good for kids who live with mental fragilities to see someone use it as a metaphor.”

Student well being and mental health are important factors in Scone Grammar School’s ongoing pastoral care program. 

GREAT WORK: Ex-student Dylan Catzikiris with Reverend Nate Atkinson at the Blackmore's Sydney Half Marathon in September.

GREAT WORK: Ex-student Dylan Catzikiris with Reverend Nate Atkinson at the Blackmore's Sydney Half Marathon in September.