Pupils go pink for charity

GRIFFITH school kids went pink to wield the willow and bowl the ball in support of cancer research on Friday. 

Students in years 3 to 6 at Griffith East Public School packed out Exies No.2 oval as part of the McGrath Foundation’s Pink Stumps Day, which aims to raise $1 million nationally in support of breast cancer research.

The student representative council came up with the idea to combine their usual cricket gala day with a gold coin donation fund-raiser and pink attire. 

Year 6 student Ruby Bassett said it was a fun way to get behind a worthy cause.

“All my friends are here and we are having a really fun time,” Ruby said.

“Everyone has dressed in pink and one boy even wore a pink dress.

“To dress up in pink is a really good idea because it’s a good fund-raiser for cancer research and playing cricket is fun, especially batting.”

Teacher Sharon Careri said the students revelled in the atmosphere and were pleased to do their bit for charity. 

“The kids are super excited about the day, and it’s great that the students came up with the idea in the first place,” she said.

Cricket NSW was on hand to teach basic cricketing skills.

Griffith East will host the same event on next Monday.

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