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St Margaret’s goes pink for a week

St Margaret’s goes pink for a week

Monday 4 August – Sunday 10 August

CHRISTCHURCH, Sunday 3 August, 2008 - St Margaret’s is going pink this week to support the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.

The annual St Margaret’s College philanthropy week promotes the act of giving. This year, the girls have chosen to support the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation and this has been reflected in the theme they came up with – “The Ultimate Pink Week”.

“The Ultimate Pink Week” programme runs from Monday August 4 to Sunday 10 August. It has been organized by the Year 13 student Development Committee with support and mentoring from the school Development office.

Activities are scheduled throughout the week to raise awareness of breast cancer and to raise funds. They include a pink balloon day, an aerial photograph of the whole school forming the breast cancer logo, pink food, a guest speaker from the foundation and the finale, an “Ultimate Pink Day Out” on the last day of the pink week.

The Ultimate Pink Week” has also provided girls with an opportunity to learn about what it takes to put together a fundraising and awareness initiative. Working closely with the business community and under the guidance of the school’s development office they have also acquired skills in event management and project management.

The biggest lesson of all will be to teach the school and the wider community about the benefits of philanthropy, and how we can all help to make a difference to those that need our help.

Funds raised during “The Ultimate Pink Week” will go to the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.

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About St Margaret’s College:

St Margaret’s College is an independent primary, middle and secondary school for boarding and day girls and will celebrate its 100th centenary in 2010.

SCHEDULE - The Ultimate Pink Week

Mon. 4 August:

8am-8.30am: Pink Balloons handed out to students: St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St, Merivale; Pink balloons will be given to girls at they arrive at the school gates. A percentage of the balloons have been marked to reflect the proportionate number of people who will be affected by breast cancer at some stage in their lives. This will be referenced at the assembly the next day.

Tues. 5 August:

10.20-10.40am: School Assembly: School chapel: school assembly with guest speaker from the NZ breast cancer foundation.

10.45 – 11am: School Photo: Whole school photo on the school field. The girls will be standing in the shape of the breast cancer logo and an aerial shot taken.

Wed.6 August:

12-2pm outside the school chapel: pink ribbon and wristband stall

Thur.7 August:
pink primary day (up to year 6) they have a pink mufti day.
9.20am:They will perform an item at the junior/middle school chapel/assembly.
Noon, Christchurch art gallery – performing at “kids in town”
2pm: year 6 classroom –pink cupcake decorating

12-2pm outside the chapel: pink waffles stall

Fri. 8 August::
middle and senior school pink mufti day
12-2pm: outside the chapel: pink cupcakes stall

Sat. 9 August:
‘maggie”(the school mascot) goes to Saturday sport

Sun.10 August:
12.30-4pm in the school gymnasium – an event for girls by girls - “the ultimate pink day out” – features fashion parade, dancing demonstration, styling tips, hair, makeup, technology and food


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