Colour of remembrance

all in blue for Denise Millard
all in blue for Denise Millard

The much-loved education assistant passed away from Motor Neurone disease in 2002 and each year since the Craigie school has held a special fundraising day to raise money for, and awareness of the Motor Neurone Disease Association Australia.

This month the students donated a gold coin to take part in a fancy dress day and wear as much blue as possible.

Student leaders and councillors coordinated a stall that sold blue cupcakes, cookies and blue lemonade.

Assistant Principal Andrew De Maio said students received a blue cornflower to wear as an MNDA symbol

‘Representatives from the Association, who also spoke on the day, were amazed at the generosity and genuine concern the children showed,’ he said. ‘Whitford Catholic Primary School is proud of the thousands of dollars it has raised since 2002 to help Motor Neurone Disease research.’

A memorial for Denise Millard was built in the school quadrangle.