Pink Day aids driver education programs
Pink Day raises money for youth driver education program EVERYWHERE you looked there was pink as Kadina High School students clad themselves in the colour yesterday to honour four classmates killed in a car accident in October last year. But dressing in pink was also a chance to raise money for the Southern Cross Lads, a foundation established after the tragedy to help raise money for young driver education. The four teenagers, Corey New, Bryce Wells, Paul Morris and Mitchell Eveleigh, were passengers in a car that veered off The Coast Road at Broken Head and into a clump of trees. And to keep their memory alive and to create something pos- itive from these lads' deaths, their friends organised Pink Day. "Pink was Corey's favourite colour," said co-organiser and stu- dent Courtney Golding, 17. "And Saturday is Corey's birth- day. "It wasn't hard at all to organ- ise, everyone wanted to do it. "There is a boy in a pink tutu, someone with a pink hat and lots of pink shoes." Raising close to $600 on the day, the money will go towards teaching defensive driving skills to young people. Deputy principal Brad Farrell said the teachers were proud of the way students at the school had pulled together after the acci- dent. "I guess it shows how resilient they are and they want something to come from it, to make travell- ing on the roads safer," he said. "They are a very intelligent group of kids who have bonded even more strongly since the acci- dent." But yesterday's Pink Day does not end their fundraising efforts. During the year Blue, Black, and Yellow Days will also be held with each colour representing a missing mate. "We will hold a colour day each term ? one for each of them," said Courtney.