Ungarra Primary School organise Colour Run for Run DIPG

Ungarra Primary School got colourful for a cause by taking part in a colour run to raise funds to go towards the fight against brain cancer in children.

Run DIPG, a part of the Children's Brain Tumour Charity, is a cause that is very close to the Ungarra Primary School families and their community after the loss of beloved student Tex Charlton in 2020 to this devastating disease.

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a type of brain tumour that occurs mostly in children.

It is the second most common type of primary, high grade brain tumour in children. The cause of brain tumours, including DIPG, is not yet known.

In a bid to raise awareness for this devastating disease, Ungarra teacher Aisha Cooper organised a Colour Run to help raise much needed funds in the fight against DIPG.

Port Neill Primary School students were invited along to join in the fun as well as school families.

The school put on a German luncheon of homemade sausages and sauerkraut, prepared in Kitchen Garden lessons which was followed keenly by the Colour Run main event.

Adults and children alike donned the white shirts and sunnies and prepared for a good sprinkling of colour and a slip and slide courtesy of the Ungarra CFS truck.

Many community businesses and families generously donated goods and services for the raffle which was drawn following the Colour Run.

The event raised more than $4000 to help in the fight against children's brain cancer.