BICTON Primary School years 5 and 6 students have raised nearly $4000 for the Cancer Council ahead of the Relay for Life at the end of April.
Adopting the moniker “Bicton Braves” and the slogan “Go to War on Cancer”, the students set to work raising money for the cause and through Relay for Life registrations, donations and a sausage sizzle have already reached the $3700 mark.
Students will also spend some of their school holidays collecting silver coins in the hope of breaking through the $4000 barrier.
Principal Stephen Doherty said that the school supported several different charities each year.
“At the school, we get a lot of requests from worthy organisations, but we had five or six teachers suggest the Relay for Life this year,” he said.
“We are all touched by cancer, or at least know of one special person that has been affected in some way, so it was something we could immediately see the value of.”
Nearly 60 students and their families will take part in the Relay for Life at WA Athletics Stadium on April 30 and May 1.