Local schools got into the fundraising spirit for Daffodil Day on August 31 – the Cancer Society’s largest fundraising event of the year.
“Young Vinnies” students at St Peter’s Catholic School organised a day of fun activities for their fellow pupils, including face painting, selling daffodils and special balloons, putting on a yellow mufti parade and giving prizes for the “yellowest” students – all culminating towards a massive fundraising total of $570.
Kaipaki’s senior students did their bit for Daffodil Day too, independently organising a fundraiser as part of the school’s annual cross country. The day included a sponsored run, selling Cancer Society merchandise, original artwork and daffodils, and running a bake stall. Their efforts resulted in over $1300 raised for the Cancer Society.
“Emily Tomita, Christina Toon, Sacha Worth and Chloe Browne ran their heart out to save people with cancer. They hit over $1,000 for sick people across Waikato. They ran 30 laps around the school with sponsorship from parents from Kaipaki,” student Chloe Browne explained.
“This year’s school cross country is probably the best one we’ve ever had, because of the supportive people and the good vibes Kaipaki School showed,” said Jasgin Lopena. “Everyone was cheering loud and proud to all the people that ran.”
“It was furious, people running as fast as possible people cheering on others. Wow it was windy … people would’ve been getting blown away,” said Vinnie Proebstel.