Raising awareness and funds for those with cancer is something close to the heart of the St Brigid’s Catholic School New Norfolk community.
Earlier this year the School hosted a Theatre Restaurant Dinner Dance with the assistance of students from St Mary’s and St Virgil’s College, and participated in the New Norfolk Relay for Life to raise funds to support cancer suffers including those in past and current School families.
Principal Ms Joy Matar expressed appreciation for the community’s efforts, “The generosity of the St Brigid’s Catholic School community has certainly been very evident in the last few weeks. Through engagement in two major events our community has raised over $13,000 to support cancer sufferers.”
Ms Matar was also honoured to speak at the Relay for Life Luminary Ceremony “The Luminary Ceremony is a time to remember those we have lost to cancer, to support those currently diagnosed with cancer, to acknowledge those who journey with cancer sufferers and to illuminate our hope for the future.”
Following on from teacher Mrs Helen Byrne and Parish Priest Father Jaison who shaved their hair at the Dinner Dance, Student Leaders Jasmine and Brayden also contributed to the cause by participating in the World’s Greatest Shave on 12 March raising over $3,000 for the Leukaemia Foundation. Both students felt the cold the next morning but were glad they had participated: "...it's worth it because there's a lot of people in need" said Brayden.
Jasmine and Brayden