SPECIMEN Hill Primary School students dressed in cobalt blue last week to raise money for cancer research.
The fund-raiser was held in support of Amy Elliot, whose grandmother Christine Sobey lost her battle with cancer five years ago.
It was held in the lead-up to Cobalt Blue Day, a family day fund-raiser organised by Ms Sobey’s family. Daughter Kristal Elliot said she was overwhelmed by the generosity of the school in raising more than $500.
She said Cobalt Blue had raised $7000 to date, with all proceeds raised going towards the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
Ms Elliot said the event was to raise money and awareness of cancer and to promote early detection.
“The earlier you detect cancer the better chance you have of receiving treatment and best chance you have of survival,” she said.
“People should never be afraid to say ‘I am not happy with this’ and go and get checked out.”
She said 13 people would shave their heads tomorrow and many others would colour their hair.
Children’s entertainment will include a jumping castle, face painting and balloon making.
Ms Elliot said there would be an auction and one of her mother’s watercolour paintings would be sold.
The event will take place tomorrow at Skydancers ASQ garden centre in Harcourt from 11am.