Students tickled pink with day
LINDISFARNE Anglican Grammar School students held a "Pink Day" today to raise funds for breast cancer research and increase awareness of the disease.
Year 10 student Max Tobin said although the event was organised by the school's senior girls and Year 11 student Tori Schaeffer in particular, the entire school was involved and nearly everyone dressed in pink in support of the cause.
Fellow Year 10 Student Mercedes Cherry said the event had been held for the last four or five years and usually included a sleepover by students and their mums at the school's chapel.
This year, preparations for the day were interrupted by Year 11 exams so the traditional sleepover fell by the wayside.
However, the entire school was turned pink today and fundraising was in full swing with the raffle of a large pink cake one of the day's highlights.
Apart from dressing up, the students donated a gold coin, entered a best dressed competition and sold cakes at lunchtime with all proceeds going to initiatives boosting national breast cancer awareness.