Socks in the City: Chisholm Catholic College students run for charity


Lachlan Dowson, Casey Thomas and Jacob D’Costa.
Lachlan Dowson, Casey Thomas and Jacob D’Costa.

CHISHOLM Catholic College Year 12 students organised a charity run to raise money for homeless people on September 22.

Year 12 students Lachlan Dawson and Jacob D’Costa hosted the event where their friend Casey Thomas ran up the Young Street Hill in Bedford.

Ninety dollars was raised to buy 140 pairs of socks for the Socks In The City appeal; an initiative to purchase socks for the homeless formed by the Help Perth’s Homeless Healthcare organisation.

Jacob said the event was initially created as a fun activity but they decided to donate proceeds to the cause.

“The benefits of this event was not only the fitness motivation for Casey as he was more inclined to prepare for the event to be fit but also allowing many homeless people receive socks as the money we donated went towards a worthy cause,” he said.

He said this year was the first time the school participated in the appeal.

“I am pretty sure they will bring it back for years to come but as for the running event itself, it was a one time thing as it was held by us Year 12s as a last event to create a good time and good vibes to get mass donations for the wonderful cause,” he said.