Attadale Primary students socking it to sarcoma


Attadale Primary School students wore odd socks and donated $420 for sarcoma                  research and support.
Attadale Primary School students wore odd socks and donated $420 for sarcoma research and support.

LITTLE legs at Attadale Primary School proudly wore an eclectic mix of bright and bold socks on Tuesday, June 14, at the request of Year 6 student Ellie O’Neill.

Ellie’s brother Harry was diagnosed six years ago to the day with a sarcoma and she was keen to encourage her schoolmates to Sock it to Sarcoma.

Mum Vic O’Neill said the Odd Sock Day fundraiser raised money for people with sarcomas – a broad name given to a group of rare bone and soft tissue tumours.

Last week was West Australian Sarcoma Awareness week.

The whole school participated and raised $420 towards sarcoma research and family support.

Previous fundraisers organised by Mrs O’Neill, of Melville, include a skydive and quiz night that generated more than $36,000.

Mrs O’Neill and her friends plan to raise more money by walking the China Wall in lieu of their usual Bali holiday together.

Of the seven registered for the walk so far, four live in the Meville area, and the team is looking for more people to join them in China on August 28.

For more information, follow the Sock it to Sarcoma Facebook page.