Little school tops heart fundraiser

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Pacific team at jump day.

A little Seventh-day Adventist School with a big heart has raised more than $A3000 for the Heart Foundation by skipping.

Although Avondale School’s Toronto campus only has 38 students, they skipped their way to the impressive total at the school’s recent jump day.

Skipping superstar Kyrah Page.

The students participated in their four sport houses, with some healthy competition pushing teams to achieve their personal best. Parent support added a carnival feel to the day. The money will go to much needed heart research.

“With over $A3000, the school with only 38 K-6 students, has raised more money than schools with hundreds of students,” said Montana-Rose Tozer-Chahine, representative for the Heart Foundation.

Two-thirds of the total came from tenacious six-year-old, Kyrah Page, who now holds the Foundation’s title of Australia’s number one fundraiser.

The school’s jump-off day is now featured on the Heart Foundation’s website as an example for other schools.