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All in the name of Fun

August 26, 2014

In its best ever turn out over these last four years St Pauls Catholic College, Manly, proudly entered a team of 40 made up of teachers, students and their families in the  recent Manly Scenic fun Run and Walk 5km race.

Just under $4,000 was raised by the team topped up by an additional $1,000 for winning the highest school team fundraiser – the College thrilled to have taken this award out for the fourth consecutive year.  From St Paul’s it was Flynn Capell, a Year 8 student, who raised the highest amount of just over $500.

In total around $110,000 was raised for various charities by the Fun Run and Douglas Miller, Fun Run Director, accompanied by Flynn had the pleasure of visiting Bear Cottage to present St Paul’s $5,000 cheque.

Flynn said “most of his fundraising came from friends, family and his father’s work colleagues.” His focus during the fun run was to try and beat fellow students and especially the teachers!

Flynn commented he was “keen to do the Fun Run again and maybe even do the higher 10km category and hopes St Paul’s can double the entrants and the money raised next year.”