Kids ditch the chocolate and run to raise funds

NAGOORIN State School students will be putting on their runners on Friday to participate in the Adidas School Fun Run.

Students are seeking community members to sponsor them in order to raise funds for the school.

Nagoorin State School's Jodie McLachlan said the fun run was an excellent way for students to get excited about getting outdoors and being active.

"I'm proud to be involved in a program that raises money for the school and at the same time delivers a positive message to children's health, growth and development," she said.

In the past four years, the Adidas Fun Run has helped schools raise more than $11.4 million to help purchase computers, books, sporting equipment and other much-needed resources.

General manager of the fun run Brendan Hopp said it was wonderful companies such as Adidas were contributing back to the community.

"These organisations are making these health-based school fundraisers possible," he said.

"Traditionally, fundraising is done by selling junk food like chocolate drives - these programs offer a healthy alternative."

The fun run initiative was launched in 2011 as an alternative to fundraising drives using unhealthy food.

All schools are invited to participate in the fun run.

To register, visit http://www.schoolfunrun.com.au.

For more information about the fundraiser, phone 1300 733 788.



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