Students’ super effort for Telethon

P&F president Brad Foote organised the fun run for the Year 6 group last term and presented the cheque to Telethon Adventurers co-founder Emily Parish.

Mrs Parish thanked the students for their amazing effort.

Together with her husband, she set up the charity in honour of her son Elliot, who died of a brain tumour when he was four years old.

“Looking at all those kids, it reminded me of how Elliot would have been,” she said. “$3200 goes a long way and to see so many children together raising money is what I’m really passionate about.

“We have four full-time researchers at the Telethon Adventurers Brain Tumour Research Lab at the Telethon Kids Institute and this money will go towards more equipment or helping fund the research.”

Mr Foote said it was important for students to learn at an early age how important it is to give back.

“Our kids are blessed to have good health but not all kids have that and it’s important that our students realise that,” he said.