Students go yellow to support a cancer-free future

Students at Dubbo South Public School have thrown their support behind fighting for a cancer-free future, by raising money for the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life.

Dubbo South Public Year 5 student Paige Widdison and her family will be walking in this year’s Orana Relay for Life in October and their team is hoping to raise $2000.

The family contacted the school, who were more than happy to get on board with helping raise funds for the cancer charity organisation.

On Friday, September 15, students wore yellow and gave a gold coin donation.

There will be three generations’ of the Widdison’s walking in this year’s Relay -Paige, her mother, and grandmother.

“Mum wanted to be a part of Orana Relay for Life this year as we’ve had family who had cancer,” Paige said.

Dubbo South Public 5/6/L teacher Lisa Lunn was hopeful with 650 students in the school that $300 to $400 would be raised, which would all go towards the Cancer Council.

“I spoke to the class about how cancer can affect people form all walks of life,” she said.

Paige said it felt “really good” to see her fellow students throwing their support behind the cause.