2019 Walkathon Raises Funds for 11 Charities

Students at St Laurence’s College have exceeded previous year's fundraising totals as part of the school’s annual Walkathon, held on Friday 9 August.

Over 1,900 students and 200 staff participated in the 15km walk along the Brisbane River all in the name of charities and community spirit.

Funds raised by students will support 11 charities, the most in the 50-year history of the event.

Principal, Mr Chris Leadbetter, said the annual Walkathon provided an excellent opportunity for Lauries students to build ties with the local community and raise important funds for those in need.

“Teaching our students to give back to the community is an important part of the Lauries Journey,” he said.

College Captain Tom O’Sullivan said his final year participating in Walkathon was his best yet.

“This year we’re focused around our new pastoral era and house system, and to raising money for 10 chosen
charities per house and one for the College (11 in total), is incredible,” he said.

“It's a great feeling knowing we’re supporting great causes as we walked in unity around Brisbane and it’s
surrounds.”

A big thankyou to our valued sponsors for the event this year, 1300Medics, 88 Electrical Pty Ltd, Australian Catering Services, Brisbane Broncos, Canon Australia Pty Ltd, Datacom Systems, Dynasty Sport, Fire Ora, Fuji Xerox, Garth Brokensha Plumbing Pty Ltd, Henschell Cricket Academy Pty Ltd, Homestyle Bakeries Pty Ltd, JNI Interiors, Junior Senior Uniforms, M K Educational Supplies, Network Solutions Pty Ltd, ODNA Group Pty Ltd, Ord Minnett, Quality Food Services Pty Ltd, RedBrick Hotel, Specialised Flooring and Steel Post and Rail.

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