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Bowling a wicket for breast cancer

OGILVIE High School staff and students recently donned their pink outfits and put their cricket skills to the test to raise more than $1,300 for the McGrath Foundation’s “Pink Stumps Day”.

Ogilvie High School assistant principal Andrew Moore said staff and students supported the cause by wearing pink, eating pick or supporting pink.

“Pink finger buns were provided by Bakers Delight, with Woolworths New Town donating pink doughnuts and milkshakes with the help of Lion Derwent Valley Milk and Bidvest and Ridge packaging,” he said.

“The catering students also made around 300 pink cupcakes for the event – the school was a sea of pink and a hive of activity.”

Students were encouraged to test their cricket expertise and win a prize by attempting to hit the pink wickets.

They were also given the option to donate a gold coin to wear pink for the day.

Mr Moore said Pink Stumps Day allowed staff, students and the wider community to come together and contribute valuable funds to a worthy cause.

“Breast cancer is an issue that has recently touched staff and students at the school and hopefully, these funds will make life for families experiencing breast cancer just a little bit easier,” he said.

“We now plan to make Pink Stumps Day an annual event on our school calendar.”

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