Children in Wellsford raised nearly $8000 during the school holidays last month with a colour run event held at the rugby club in Centennial Park.
Around 120 children ran through obstacles including hay bales, hurdles, slides, flags and a fire hose – all while having pigment powder hurled at them.
Money raised at the event will be used to replace the club’s old deck overlooking the rugby field.
The club needs to raise $20,000 in total.
The day was organised Juanita and Stu Oldfield, along with other members of the Wellsford RFC junior rugby committee.
Junior players were tasked with getting sponsorship from the community. Some of the boys challenged themselves to run 10 laps of the course, covering six kilometres.
Quinn Oldfield raised $1082, while Jimmy Hardman raised $600.