Forty students at Rocky River Public School put on their running shoes to raise money for a special cause.
For the national ‘Day for Daniel’ a fun run was conducted on October 26.
Jo Thornton from Rocky River Public School said the students’ commitment to the Fun-Run was second to none.
“Our students are so excited about the money they’ve helped raise for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, and they thoroughly enjoyed participating in the School Fun-Run as they cheered each other on, all whilst learning how to keep themselves and their peers safe” Jo said.
School Fun Run Program Director, Brendan Hopp said the organisation took great pride in working alongside the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and has no doubt every student, teacher, parent and all involved understand the importance of educating ourselves and teaching our kids about child safety.
They have raised $2,521.82.
October 26 marked the national Day for Daniel. The Day for Daniel was created by the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and the community was asked to wear red, talk about child safety and raise funding for the cause. The Foundation encouraged parents, carers and educators to talk early, talk often and keep talking about child safety.
Daniel Morcombe Foundation joined forces with School Fun-Run to create the Day for Daniel Fun-Run. On Friday, October 26, over 10,000 students within Australia took part in a fun-run with the united goal of increasing awareness of child safety in schools. All money raised will be donated to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.