Knock your socks off for Terry Fox
For Immediate Release
October 26, 2009
GUELPH, Ontario — Students at Westwood Public School, Guelph raised 1530 pounds (695 kg) of coins in the school’s annual Knock off your Socks for Terry Fox Campaign.
Each day the class fills their classroom sock with change and at the end of two weeks, the heaviest socks wins. A daily running total is kept on a graph in the school hallway and the friendly competition is heightened when parents and staff get in on the game and donate paper money equal to poundage: $1 = 1 pound.
Congratulations to Mrs. McDermott’s Grade 3 class who brought in 300 pounds. Second place went to Mrs. Woytoco’s Grade 8s with 235 pounds and third place class Mrs. Sproat’s grade 5s with 210 pounds. A total of $2300.08 pounds was raised.
The winning class’s prize? The opportunity to lead the annual Terry Fox Walk through the Westwood neighbourhood. Over the years (since 1996) Westwood has donated $18,678.51 to the Terry Fox Foundation.
As a special note, more than $400 of the total was raised in pennies which were rolled – a total of 800 rolls in all – by a few special children in the school.
For more information: Maggie McFadzen, Communications Officer, 519-822-4420, ext. 725
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