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Fundraising fun for the Colours of Hope

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September 28, 2017

Ready for the Relay For Life Family Fun Day on October 15 are (Back) Neal, Helen, Graham, George (Front) Annabele, Eliza, Paige, Chloe, Phoebe, Ava, Tarah, Morgan, Polly

Sacred Heart Primary School year 6 students are holding a fundraising event in the lead up to the Yarrawonga Mulwala Relay for Life being held in October.

The team named the “Colours of Hope” are holding a Family Fun Day at Tunzafun Mulwala on Sunday, October 15 from 10am to 4pm to raise money before they take part in the Relay for Life.
Tickets at the gate cost $12 per child which includes access to all the rides and a barbeque snag. For those still hungry an additional $2 donation is required for another sausage in bread.
Year 6 students Paige and Eliza said they decided to do the Relay For Life after participating with their parents a couple of years ago.
“We went with our parents and they had a team of their own and we did it with them,” Paige said.
“We thought it was so cool that we should do one the two more years after that.”
The students will promote the event on their school Facebook page as well as the Sun Country Yarrawonga Mulwala Relay For Life website and Facebook page.
Earlier this month the team also held a Body Shop Garden Party luncheon fundraiser at Nagle’s House selling over $2500 worth of stock which turns into Body Shop dollars that can in turn be turned into a huge raffle basket of Body Shop goodies.
The team also helped out at a Bunnings barbeque last Sunday and will be hosting a barbeque with the Lions Club in the Target car park Saturday September 30th .
The year 6 students will be co-ordinating the Tunzafun event and are looking forward to hosting it for their year group as well as promoting the fun park itself.
“It’s a great fundraising idea, we are thinking of inviting all the year 6s as it’s our last year together and it’s a great break up thing,” Paige said.
“I work here so it’s great to advertise the place.”
The reasoning behind the name was very thoughtful and kind of the girls as they had the Cancer Council in mind when deciding a name for their group.
“Our original idea was tie-dye team because we wanted to be colourful,” Eliza said.
“We figured out we should be called Colours of Hope because the Cancer Council daffodil means hope.”
“Everyone will be sad that their family member has cancer or is sick so we just wanted to be colourful and hopeful.”
Volunteers of Tunzafun said as it is for a good cause they are happy to open the fun park and work on the day.  
“We’re all volunteers and we’ve done it before- we’re community based and community owned,” Graham said.
“We don’t mind giving up our time and a day’s taking for the Cancer Council, that’s what we volunteer for.”
Whatever money is taken on the day is the ‘Colours of Hope’s with all proceeds going towards Sun Country Yarrawonga Mulwala Relay For Life.
All attractions of the park will be open except the train. Visitors can enjoy the dodgems, crazy cars, trampoline and mini golf.
The volunteers said they are expecting a big crowd if the Colours of Hope girls promote the event properly and look forward to seeing plenty of people coming through the gates.
Being school holidays also means the town will be flourishing with tourists so they could be expecting a big crowd.
Students and volunteers are looking forward to raising funds and awareness of Relay For Life and working together as a team to help support a great cause.
As always more volunteers are needed at Tunzafun so if you are able please volunteer and enjoy lending a hand. Tunzafun is open weekends and everyday of the school holidays.

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