St Patrick’s College in Launceston, Tasmania has just completed its annual fundraising event, ‘Lap it Up!’ for the 11th year in a row. The student-led initiative is set out as a 24hr Triathlon, year 12 students participate by swimming, cycling and running.
Student executive, along with key supporting staff, are responsible for keeping the event running. Students take on responsibilities and work hard promoting the event, seeking donations from local businesses, ensuring students have registered and encouraging them to get fit before the triathlon.
Mollie White, a year 12 student at St Patrick’s, informs that, “the proceeds from Lap It Up are donated to the Edmund Rice Foundation which supports education, healthcare and other community projects in disadvantaged countries, especially East Africa.” She also advised of the events past success as money raised previously supported their sister school in Tanzania; who are now fully self-sufficient thanks to St Patrick’s previous contributions.
Total funds raised are yet to be calculated however it is estimated that at least $18,000 has been contributed to this great cause!
CLICK HERE to see the promotional video student leaders released prior to the event: