Prep boys run laps for Cambodian children
Published on: 17 June 2021
On Wednesday our Prep School boys gave it their all to run as many laps around the oval as they could to raise money for the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) as part of the School’s annual Lapathon fundraiser.
The School has been running a Lapathon fundraiser since 2013 and has become the Kearla House Fundraiser since 2016. Through the Lapathon, the School aims to raise $30,000 for the CCF and so far we are on track with over $5,600 raised on the first day. All boys from PP to Year 6 are given 20 minutes to run as many laps as they can to raise money for the Cambodian Children’s Fund. Boys are asked to find sponsors such as family, friends, and neighbours or raise money themselves to donate. Sponsors can donate a specified amount per lap the boys run or just a one off donation.
Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) works to transform the lives of the most impoverished, marginalized, and neglected children in Cambodia through high-quality education, leadership training, and direct support programs.
In the lead up to the Lapathon the boys have been learning about CCF and how the money they raise will be used to provide life-changing education, health care, nutrition, safe shelter and healing to Cambodia’s most vulnerable children. Before the boys started running laps, Director of Service in Action Mark Tait reminded the boys that just $5 could feed a Cambodian family for one week and $25 will enable a child to go to school for an entire year.
“It’s important for our boys as global citizens to understand the act of helping those in need, and the annual Lapathon offers a great learning opportunity with obvious fitness benefits!”
Thank you to all parents and members of our community who assisted the boys in their fundraising efforts.