Tickled pink by fundraiser success

Rockbank Primary School turned pink for breast cancer awareness recently (Supplied).

Ewen McRae

Rockbank Primary School was a sea of pink in the final days of term 2, as it raised important funds for breast cancer.

The school encouraged staff and students to dress in pink for the day, and contribute a gold coin donation towards breast cancer research.

Organising teacher Diana Razmovski said the day was a huge success on the fundraising front, but was also a good chance to educate students about the disease and its impact.

“We thought it was a good cause, and a good chance to raise some money for that,” Ms Razmovski said.

“Every little bit helps with something like this. We did something similar last year as well, … it’s always well received by the school community.

“We had kids in pink clothes and pink wigs, and we discussed some stats and how many women die from this every every year, as well as the success rate and what the money would go towards.

“The kids were all really engaged and got something out of it I think.”

The school raised $278 on the day.

Ms Razmovski said the school hoped to increase the fundraising target next year, and the response from parents and the rest of the school community had been very encouraging.

“The parents have been very supportive of this initiative, and the kids love to make a difference,” she said.

“We’ll definitely make this an annual event, try to break the $300 mark next year and keep doing our bit.”