For the past three years, Waverley College, an Independent school in Sydney NSW, has generously chosen to support CLCRF in their Junior School Annual Walkathon. From their most recent event, held in November last year, the Junior School raised an incredible total of $7,000 for the Foundation!
“For those who know of our Junior School Annual Walkathon, this year has been the most challenging we have faced,” said Mr Anthony Gill, Walkathon Coordinator. “We were worried that the event would have to be cancelled owing to the current health precautions but with the knowledge that the charities we support are still in need of our financial support, we had to try our best to go ahead with the Walkathon.”
We are so grateful not only for the school’s decision to safely go ahead with the Walkathon, but also for their decision to support our Foundation again. We rely heavily on community support to continue funding the vital research into childhood cancers.
“These charities have already suffered a reduction in support from the community,” Anthony expressed. “So today, we held our Walkathon in a modified and Covid-safe format with energetic and enthusiastic boys willing to do something positive for those less fortunate.”
In total, 2422km was walked by the boys participating in the Walkathon. Three of the boys walked 13km in the 75 minutes but one boy topped the honours by walking 14km. What an incredible effort!
We thank Anthony for organising this event, all of the boys who participated, and everyone in the Waverley College Junior School community for their wonderful fundraising efforts. This generous donation will go a long way to help us fund the research into childhood cancers.