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Hitting a six for breast cancer support

FROM clothes and food to bats and balls, Ogilvie High School was a sea of pink in March when staff and students banded together to raise more than $1600 for the McGrath Foundation’s “Pink Stumps Day.”

The fundraising event featured a number of food stalls selling milkshakes, cupcakes and coconut ice, with Woolworths and Bakers Delight donating finger buns and doughnuts on the day.

“There were a few cricket games being played on the school’s bottom oval, with two teams from Ogilvie and a team from St Michael’s Collegiate taking part,” Ogilvie High School year nine student Teegan Clay said.

“Hobart Hurricanes players Emily Divin and Sacha Moloney came down to spectate and help out with the games.

“Pink Stumps Day was an amazing event and we raised a total of $1,664 for the McGrath Foundation – hopefully our contribution has helped.”

A national event held annually across Australia, Pink Stumps Day helps ensure that every family experiencing breast cancer has access to optimal care through the support of a McGrath Foundation breast care nurse.

Ogilvie High School assistant principal Andrew 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 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.

For more information about Pink Stumps Day, visit http://pinkstumpsday2017.gofundraise.com.au.

Caption: Ogilvie High School staff and students raised valuable funds for breast cancer support by wearing pink, eating pink or supporting pink during its annual Pink Stumps Day event.

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