STUDENTS and staff at Nemingha Public School refused to let the bad weather stop them from having fun.
Instead, the school community braved the rain and got colourful to have fun and raise vital funds for cancer research.
While the students are known for their maroon and gold uniforms, on Friday they were covered head to toe in explosions of blue, green, pink, and yellow.
The day was spent getting active and colourful, navigating obstacle courses, and having fun with friends.
But the fun run was about more than just having a good time, it also raised important money for the Cancer Council.
Nemingha Public School Principal Leanne Kemp said the fundraiser was the idea of Student Representative Council members, who were keen to help out and raise money.
After a vote was put to the students, the school decided to fundraise to help out those battling cancer. And that is exactly what they did, after the colour run it was announced that in just three weeks the school had raised $20,293.20 to help fund life saving research.
"We were amazed by the support of the Nemingha school community," Ms Kemp said.
The money raised by this colourful bunch will go towards supporting patients and their families, funding cancer prevention programs and developing new resources.
Ms Kemp said the school's captains will present the funds to Cancer Council in the coming weeks.
But for now, it was time to get clean.
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