Relay for Life 2017
The Australian Cancer Council annual fundraising event and awareness campaign, The Relay for Life, took place at the Domain on Saturday 25 March through to Sunday 26 March. Many groups and schools were in attendance to support the event and one another. With it being an annual event it gives many of us an opportunity to catch up with others, particularly those who are going through treatment at the time, as well as celebrate those who have been declared cancer free. There is also some sorrow as we remember those who have died from this insidious illness. It was tremendous to see a large contingent of Hutchins students attend, with many staying throughout the night. The students entered into the baton relay for some friendly competition with other schools. This required the recording of how many times a baton was taken around the track. Hutchins boys of all ages participated, and it was tremendous to see how the older students incorporated and encouraged the younger students, each valuing the others participation. The students organised to run through the night, finishing at 8.30am Sunday morning. The Hutchins boys won the event, having made the baton travel 273 kilometres!
A big thank you to the boys who participated and their parents and supporters who enabled them to take part on a very busy weekend. Also to staff who came and visited throughout the time to encourage the boys, and especially to Mr James Seddon who took over the running from 5.30am to 6.30am Sunday morning to give the boys a well earned break. A great event for a great cause.