Purple Day for Peace

1 Jun 2014   |   Blog   |   Project Compassion   |   Supporter action

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Students dressed in purple

Students getting their hair sprayed purple

Following on from the success of ‘Paint your nails purple for peace’ days of the past two years, students from Huntingfield Campus of St Aloysius Catholic College in Hobart decided to take it one step further. Leanne Prichard, Pastoral Associate from St Aloysius College, shares more about the event.

This year, Vinnies students from organised a ‘Purple Day for Peace’ as a fundraising event for Project Compassion. For the day, students were invited to wear purple and bring in a gold coin donation for Caritas Australia. They also had the opportunity to get their nails painted purple again to raise more money, as well as having their hair spray painted purple this year!

There were some wonderful purple outfits, and we had an amazing number of students and staff who got involved, including close to 300 students from the primary campus alone! We were very busy at both recess and lunch painting lots of nails and colouring hair. The day was a resounding success with just under $1,000 raised for Caritas which was a fantastic result!

Thanks must go to everyone who participated in any way. Special thanks go to the Vinnies and Mini-Vinnies students who organised the day and painted nails and sprayed hair on both campuses. Thanks too to Amelia Ruut, Paige McGuinness and their friends for making all the purple elastic wristbands to sell on the day.

We look forward a bigger and better Purple Day for Peace next year!

Students dressed in purple

Thank you to all schools and parishes who have supported Project Compassion this year. Please remember to send in your donations - your assistance means we can continue supporting marginalised people around the world.

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