Lilydale District School host Pink Stumps cricket match to raise money for McGrath Foundation

PINK: Lilydale District High students Cody Marshall, Lucy Sulzberger, and Chelsea Cannor practice ahead of Friday's match. Picture: Neil Richardson
PINK: Lilydale District High students Cody Marshall, Lucy Sulzberger, and Chelsea Cannor practice ahead of Friday's match. Picture: Neil Richardson

Students and teachers at Lilydale District School will get decked out in pink for a good cause on Friday.

Teacher Tania McNear said the school was hosting a Pink Stumps cricket match with the aim to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation.

“We were trying to find events this year that involves community spirit,” Ms McNear said.

“[The McGrath Foundation] is also something that’s very close to everyone.”

The school aimed to raise $750 through selling pink hats and bandanas, allowing students to wear pink clothes for a gold coin donation, having a pink bake sale, and holding a sausage sizzle.

Ms McNear said students from throughout the school would be involved with the event, with the main attraction being a staff and community versus Year 9 and 10 student cricket match.

The Pink Stumps match will take place at Lilydale District School on March 16 from 11am.