Posted by Natalie Quinn
on 27 May 2021
Year 11s touching hearts for cancer research
Our Year 11 students and a number of staff members participated in the annual Relay For Life for the Cancer Council of Western Australia (WA).
Relay For Life is a fun and overnight experience that raises vital funds for cancer research, prevention, information, and support services. The event also celebrates local cancer survivors and helps to raise money to help save more lives.
Our students were challenged to keep the College baton moving around the running track at WA Athletics Stadium in Mount Claremont for 24 hours without a break. They were successful in this task, even when it required getting up in the early hours of the morning to complete their allocated one-hour shift. We are incredibly proud of the way our students represented themselves and the College.
These efforts exceeded our College fundraising goal, contributing almost $3000 to cancer research in Western Australia. It was a fun and memorable experience for our students. Everyone went home very tired but satisfied that we had followed closely in the footsteps of St John Baptist de La Salle in Touching Hearts by serving those in need in our community.
Thank you to all those involved, particularly the staff members who generously gave their time to supervise this worthwhile community event.
Make a Difference (MAD) DAY
On Friday 14 May, our students and staff celebrated MAD Day, a significant day in the Life of La Salle College. It is the day we celebrate our founder, St John Baptist de La Salle.
The aim of the day is to think about the least, last and lost - and through our actions focus on 'service to others' as well as raising funds through stalls and activities to support those in our community that need a helping hand.
The money raised will go to the Archbishop's LifeLink Appeal to support those in need in our local community and the Lasallian Foundation. This year our twinned school in Pakistan, Sant Singh Wala, needs a toilet block and water tank, and so the Foundation will finance that project. We recognise that people do not just need financial assistance, but 'actions' can improve the lives of others. Our MAD Day had a strong emphasis on 'service to others' and was a fantastic day for our school community to come together to work as one for others.