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Students raise more than $50k for charity at Walkathon 2017

A sea of yellow swept through Brisbane as all 1,800 students and more than 200 staff completed the 15.5 kilometre walk around the Brisbane River, raising over $50,000 for charity.

The annual event in its 48th year saw students collect funds over two and a half months raising money for charities including Act for Kids, Mary Mackillop Brisbane Catholic School Access Fund, Timor Leste Project (HELP), People Power Services and MICAH Projects Inc.

Teacher at the College, Roxanne Rosenberg, said every year she was impressed by the energy and determination every student committed to the fundraising walk for charity.

“I have been at SLC for 14 years and each year I am impressed by the boys’ energy, generosity and determination to commit to the wonderful service program that the SLC community offers,” she said.

“2017 is no different – the sea of black and gold as we walk the 15km Walkathon to support various is just another example of why I love teaching at this school and being part of the wonderful community that is St Laurence’s College.”

Principal, Mr Chris Leadbetter, said the annual Walkathon provided an excellent opportunity for Lauries students to make a positive contribution to the lives of others.

“The funds raised will support community organisations that assist some of the most vulnerable in our community,” he said.

“This event is a great Lauries tradition.”

The 15.5 kilometre course measures just over 19,000 steps and take approximately 2.5 hours to complete.

The walk started from the College grounds, meanders through West End, over the Story Bridge, through the Botanical Gardens, across the Goodwill Bridge into South Bank and back to the school grounds to the finish line.

For more information about this year’s Walkathon, please contact the College on (07) 3010 1111.


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