Published on: 17 September 2015

This term, the Preparatory boys put their legs to work for a charitable cause, raising over $25 000 for the Cambodia Children’s Fund (CCF).

In Week 4, the Pre-Primary to Year 2 boys took part in the annual Prep School Lapathon. The boys had 15 minutes to run or walk as many laps of the 200m circuit as possible. Some boys completed over 12 laps.

Physical Education teacher, Ms Kim Malajczuk said the boys showed determination and stamina, and raised over $7000 for CCF.

“The staff are proud of the boys. Hamish Caffery (Pre-Primary) did not stop running for the entire 15 minutes. Abe Briffa (Year 1) and Oliver Douglass (Year 2) were also stand out performers,” she said.

The Year 3 to 6 Forrest Fun Run was held during Week 5 with the help of Senior School students. All boys were asked to seek sponsorship from family and friends. They did a great job rustling up support and raised an enormous $18 201.40.

To see a short film of the Year 3 to 6 Forrest Fun Run, created by Forrest House Co-ordinator Sarah Stone, click here.

Founded in 2004, the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) provides life-changing education, health care, nutrition, safe shelter and healing to vulnerable children from some of Cambodia’s most destitute communities. CCF cares for more than 2000 children and 10 000 people annually, after extending services to provide to entire families and communities in crisis.