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St Paul’s students fund Research Grant for third consecutive year

Date: June 8, 2016

The St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School’s 2015 Traralgon Junior School Year 6 Relay For Life team have recently been invited to accept a Research Award after raising over $6,000 at last year’s Relay For Life held in October at Churchill.

Research Awards are a chance to fund a specific type of cancer research and the Cancer Council of Victoria have established the ‘St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School Traralgon Year 6 Research Award’ in recognition of the outstanding fundraising efforts of last year’s Year 6 students.

The money the students raised will help fund the Cancer Council Victoria research grant and will support the work of Dr Gemma Kelly from Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research towards the research into the treatment and causes of Lymphoma in all age groups.

Relay For Life has been completed by St Paul’s Year 6 students for the last six years and this is the third consecutive year a Year 6 team from St Paul’s has been able to fund a research grant.

Year 6 teacher and coordinator of the St Paul’s Relay For Life Year 6 team, Maria Harkins said, “the children work really hard to fund raise but more importantly, we work really hard to raise awareness whilst supporting those around us with their own cancer story.  Every year, the children are amazed at just how many people are affected by cancer in one way or another.”

St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School’s 2016 Traralgon Year 6 cohort will again support others by taking part in the Relay For Life later this year.