Students raise record number at colour fundraiser

Students from Umina Beach Public School have raised a record $38,000 in support of school projects at a ColourRun fundraiser on April 6.

Volunteers from the local P&C Association organised a school family barbecue and ColourRun to help bring families back in and parents back on school grounds after two years and injecting some fun into the kids’ school year.

President of the Umina Beach P&C Association, Lucy Lamont, said it was the biggest fundraiser the school has ever been a part of.

“[It] was a combination of kids collecting sponsorship to participate in ColourRun, parents paying a small fee to participate and a community barbecue which saw our school absolutely full of life and community on Wednesday,” Lamont said.

“The success of the event was testament to the thriving community at Umina Beach Public School, engagement by our beautiful teachers and our new school principal and the support of local businesses including Wiseberrys and HelloWorld and a local coffee van who chipped in to make the day amazing!”

Principal Karen Wardlaw said it was a special day.

Umina Beach Public School families, I can’t thank you enough for being a part of ColourRun 2022,” Wardlaw said.

“Seeing the way our students, families, P&C, volunteers, teachers and community members all came together and helped to make today possible was just amazing … I can’t think of a better example of community spirit!”

Maisy Rae