Students from Dubbo South Primary school are gearing up – in lots of pink – to mark Pink Stumps Day 2017 on Wednesday, February 22.
Pink Stumps Day is an annual McGrath Foundation fundraiser which encourages participants to play cricket and raise money which in turn supports McGrath Breast Care Nurses across Australia.
This will be the second year the school has participated in the nationwide event and is inviting the general public to also get behind their efforts by dropping by the school office to make a donation or going online to a specially designated donations page.
Dubbo South Primary PDHPE teacher James De Lyall says the day is a whole of school activity which encourages students to either play cricket, families to send in pink cupcakes or lamingtons, or to come out of school uniform on the day with a gold coin donation.
“I had an aunty who died from breast cancer. So many people have had it. It can effect anyone at all and we want to help promote this great cause,” James said.
“In 2015 we set our goal to $500 and got $1000. Our target this year is $500 again, but I think this year we can do better,” he said.
Former Dubbo cricketer and invitational player for the Australian Country Squad Jordan Moran will be attending the day’s activities.
To make a donation online please visit pinkstumpsday2017.gofundraise.com.au/pages/search and use the search term ‘James De Lyall’.
Over the past six years, thousands of teams from across Australia have come together to play and fundraise over $4.7 million for this great cause.