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Passion for Pink

5/03/2014

​GSHS STEPS UP TO THE PITCH FOR PINK STUMPS DAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE MCGRATH FOUNDATION

On Friday the 21st of February 2014 the Senior Leaders, students and teachers at Gladstone State High School all displayed their passion for pink through participation in a free dress day, cricket competitions, cupcakes and “GSHS - So you think you can dance!”. 

Gladstone State High school has been celebrating Pink Stumps day, and in the process helping the McGrath Foundation hit a “six”, since Pink Stumps day began in 2011.  


Taylah Crosbie said “Pink Stumps Day demonstrates the power of communities coming together to achieve something quite extraordinary and thanks to this support, we are very proud of being able to raise $1500 to contribute to the vital work of the McGrath Foundation”

The money raised goes towards helping fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses.  These nurses provide an invaluable service for families experiencing breast cancer and the McGrath Foundation is working to ensure every family experiencing breast cancer in Australia has access to a breast care nurse, no matter where they live or their financial situation.



School Captain Dylan Wakefield said “To help raise awareness of the fantastic work the McGrath Foundation does within our community we decided to run a number of activities before school and over both breaks. We started the day with a teacher’s vs student cricket game.  Unfortunately the teachers were victorious.  Then at first break the Peer Mentors and Mr Neitfeld ran a bowling competition.  Second break students all gathered in the hall for “GSHS So you think you can dance”.  It was fantastic to see the student level of involvement at all three events”.

Other events that occurred on the day include the selling of cupcakes and a cricket set was raffled.   The winner of the raffle was Year 10 student Sam Bebenforf.   The Senior Leaders would like to extend a special thanks to the Junior Student Council, Peer Mentors , Mr Meredith and Mr Neitfeld for the support and help with GHSH Passion for Pink day.