FOUR Horsham College students have raised more than $1000 for Wimmera Against Cancer in Kids.
Year nine students Louise Crouch, Emily Olston, Hayley Mills and Tiana Eldridge were on their feet for three days to raise money for families who have a child with cancer.
The girls took turns walking and running on a treadmill, supplied by Horsham Sports and Leisure, at Horsham Plaza between Wednesday and Friday.
The team had clocked up more than 115 kilometres by 5pm on Friday.
Emily said spending so much time on a treadmill had some unusual side-effects.
“You’re fine until you go to sleep,” she said.
“When you go to sleep you can still feel the treadmill moving.”
She said people had been encouraging.
“A lot of people might not have been able to donate, but they have given us good comments,” she said.
“When you go to sleep you can still feel the treadmill moving.”Emily Olston
People started sharing their stories about their experiences with cancer, once they realised what the girls were raising money for.
“We would like to thank every person who has supported us, WACK trustees Brendan McKinnon and Keith Fischer, Horsham Plaza and Horsham Sports and Leisure,” Emily said.
She and her friends are determined to meet their $5000 fundraising goal.
“We are going to continue to raise money with barbecues and bake sales,” Emily said.
Mr McKinnon said the girls had raised $1100 by the end of Friday.
“It was a magnificent effort,” he said.
“Keith and I want to take the girls to Ronald McDonald House and the Royal Children’s Hospital to have a look through, and then they can hand over the cheque to Ronald McDonald House.”
The girls followed in the footsteps of former year nine Horsham College students Grace Risson, Keziah Freeman and Chloe Freak, who did a similar fundraiser two years ago.