Castletown Colour Fun Run enjoys big turnout and fundraising tally

The Castletown Primary School P and C saw thousands raised and huge community support for its second Colour Fun Run.

The event on Friday, September 6, raised $19,684.55 for the school as of the morning of September 9.

The fun run involved students running laps through an obstacle course, while being sprayed with water and coloured powder.

There was a big turnout from parents and families, with Esperance Police, St John Ambulance and the Quarry Road Bushfire Brigade also participating.

P and C president Sandra Prosser said having the emergency services at the run added to the community atmosphere and allowed the students an opportunity to get to know local lifesavers.

Funds raised from this and last year's fun run will go towards a nature playground.

The P and C committee is in the budget stage of the project, with a fort to be built first.

"The committee is really dedicated to providing more equipment and we want to help the school as much as we can," Mrs Prosser said.

Mrs Prosser thanked the P and C members, led by Tiana Gilchrist and Fiona Ryan, who organised the fun run and the school staff for their support.