Fun run helps spread Christmas cheer

The community helped raise money for children with Cerebral Palsy.

By Brendan Rees

Students of Lynbrook’s St Francis de Sales Primary School swapped their books for a sunrise fun run to help raise money for children with cerebral palsy.

Together with members of the community, the students ran a lap of Banjo Patterson Park on Wednesday 5 December to raise more than $300 for the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre.

Special guest retired soccer player Gulcan Koca of Melbourne Victory also joined in the fun.

“The children did an outstanding job on the day,” teacher Sandi Dinsdale said.

Cerebral Palsy is condition marked by impaired muscle coordination (spastic paralysis) and/or other disabilities, typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth.

Ms Dinsdale said the equipment needed for children with cerebral palsy to live comfortably was incredibly expensive, “so St Francis De Sales children wanted to help by setting up a fun run, to raise money.”

Nissan and Jeep kindly sponsored the event.

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