Hannah and The Doo enrich research cause
Pink fairy Hannah Boucher Hope was a fashion statement not be ignored at this year’s Mother’s Day Classic — the annual fundraiser for Breast Cancer research.
The Humpty Doo Primary School student — who collected the award for best dressed competitor — was a gay addition to the Mindil Beach walk or run money-spinner, contested by the school’s team, The Doo .
The team comprises students, school staff, parents, relatives and friends.
Principal Susanne Fisher said the school has supported the cause for the past six years, raising more than $28,000 for breast cancer research and winning the largest school team trophy every year since 2012.
“This year, The Doo was the 12th largest fundraising team in Australia, providing $8,520 for research,” she said.
“Hannah was inducted into the Mother’s Day Classic Club after raising $1,159.67, and we are very proud of her.
“Our Mother’s Day Classic Community Ambassadors, teacher Annette McCormick and parent Tessa Kurr — a breast cancer survivor — have been tireless contributors to many fundraising activities preceding the event.
“The school community has worked together to contribute to a community need, and it’s wonderful to see the students as active and positive citizens.”