Dye hard colour run raises money for great cause

It was colours galore on Friday 1 December for students at St Joseph's Primary School, Taree, as they held their first 'Dye Hard Colour Run' to raise money for the Catholic Mission.

The day began with a school community celebration in the Sr Ellen Shanahan school hall, marking the beginning of Advent. This celebration was run by Year 6 and reminded everyone of the wonder and awe of the divine birth of Jesus Christ.

Year 6 students prepared a mini-market and gaming room for guests to wander through, including a sausage sizzle, cake stall, face painting, biscuit decorating, jewellery stall and an X-Box gaming room.

The afternoon saw students eagerly waiting at the start line for the big race. Year 6 teacher, Mr Hassett, organised a series of obstacle challenges for the participants to navigate through while teachers were placed around the course at colour stations to throw colour at the runners.

Year 6 began the race, followed by the rest of the school. Parents, past students and new comers filled our beautiful school grounds to participate, happiness and joy radiating from all who were involved.

The participants ran all afternoon until the whole school and every individual inside the school gates were covered from head to toe with vibrant colour.

This event was planned to fundraise with the focus on wellbeing, community and family. The true success of the day was hearing students, parents and guests commenting on what a great day it was and how much fun everyone had. The smiles were radiating from the faces of everyone and my heart couldn’t have been more filled with joy.

Happiness, family, community, sunshine and colour - what more could one ask for?

The 'Dye Hard Colour Run' was a fundraiser to support two charities - Catholic Mission, who work tirelessly for the vulnerable people in our world and the Sims Cambodia Project which is run by two Australian school teachers, Bruce and Sue Morgan who work tirelessly doing missionary work for the poor in Cambodia.

Thank you to all those who participated and help fundraise for these two great causes.

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Natasha Brotherton

Natasha Brotherton is Diocesan Education Officer, Pastoral Ministries