RICHMOND High School students beat their teachers 74 runs to 58 in their annual Pink Stumps Day cricket match, winning for the first time since 2016.
The friendly cricket match is in support of the McGrath Foundation, which raises money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities around the country, and also increases breast health understanding and awareness.
Teacher Lolita Garcia said it was an easy win for the students on the day, and student captain Tia Berg took the most wickets. Mr Griffiths from the teacher’s team scored the most runs.
The school has raised around $1000 so far and will still be taking donations from the community at its front office after the school holidays.
McGrath Foundation ambassador and director, Tracy Bevan, said Richmond High’s support will help the Foundation on their mission to ensure every family in Australia experiencing breast cancer has free access to a breast care nurse, no matter where they live.
“We are proud to have funded 117 McGrath Breast Care Nurses working nationally who, together, have supported more than 50,000 families going through breast cancer. Events like this are truly helping us to make a difference; we couldn’t do it without you,” she said.
Students paid $5 each to get involved in the student-versus-staff cricket match, which included a sausage sandwich and a drink. All profits went to the McGrath Foundation.
In the lead-up to the game, student captain Tia said: “I hope we raise a lot of money but beating the teachers would be a massive bonus”.
Donations can also be made to the school’s fundraising page at: pinkstumpsday2018.gofundraise.com.au/page/richmondhighschool2018.