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Stream goes all out for cancer group

A project inspired by a fellow student living with cancer looks like raising more than $20,000 for the St Pats Silverstream young vinnies.

Project Boredom Buster II’s main focus was a 48-hour run/walkathon and gala. Students were encouraged to participate as much as they could and won prizes for the most sponsorship money raised. Some students amassed more than $1,000.

Form classes organised their own stalls for the gala with the added incentive of their teachers dressing as students and attending classes for the day.

The money will go to CanTeen.

The Stream Young Vinnies have also collected redundant five-cent coins during Friday Formtimes to boost Plunket’s ‘5s for under-5s’ campaign, and a school-wide Easter egg appeal for the Heretaunga Parish foodbank.

Visits to the sick and elderly have elicited some interesting advice from one favourite, lifelong Vinnie, Alan McNeil, on different appeals.