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Stroud Road Students on the Run

Raising funds for their school

Story courtesy of the Gloucester Advocate;
On Thursday 22 May, students from Stroud Road Public School will be running in the adidas School Fun-Run to raise extra funds for their school.
Students have been seeking support from the local community for running in the event and sponsorship is vital to make their fundraiser a success.
Janet Greenham from Stroud Road Public School said the School Fun-run presents an excellent platform to get students excited about physical activity.
“Stroud Road Public School is setting the standard for other schools to follow by choosing a way to raise money that delivers positive messages about the importance of physical activity to children’s health, growth and development,” she said.
” I am very proud of the students for getting involved.”
General manager of The Fundraising Group, Brendan Hopp, said it’s wonderful that organisations such as adidas and CUA are making this style of health-based school fundraising possible as this sector is traditionally dominated by junk food fundraisers like chocolate drives.
Over the last three years the adidas School Fun-Run has helped schools to raise more than $9.1 million to purchase computers, books, sporting equipment and other resources.
Plus, with the additional option to use online fundraising, students can now reach family and friends interstate or overseas, which saw schools increase their overall funds by 16.4 percent in 2013.
A further $230,000 has been donated by CUA, through its Community Care initiative – and extension to the School Fun-Run.
CUA’s chief executive officer, Chris Whitehead, said they are passionate about supporting local communities and the School Fun-Run program delivers positive outcomes for everyone involved.
“We are delighted to be involved again in 2014 and look forward to another successful year,” he said.
The adidas School Fun-Run was launched in 2011 as an alternative to junk food fundraising.
All schools are invited to participate in the adidas School Fun-Run by visiting www.schoolfunrun.com.au


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