On Saturday 11 June, Trinity College held its inaugural Pink Sock Day to support the McGrath Foundation's Pull on Your Socks initiative. The event was initiated by Head Prefect Lochie Taylor (12.3), who said âAs well as raising funds and awareness for the McGrath Foundation, my aim is to support women's health, focusing on our mothers and all the women who encourage us through school and life in general.â
The Year 11 and 12 students representing Trinity wore pink socks in their sporting fixtures against Scotch College. The Trinity College community supported the initiative by decorating the Waterford grounds in pink fashion. From pink flamingos at the entrance to pink cutlery, it was a wonderful show of support and recognition for the McGrath Foundation and it's cause. Parents along with staff also took part with their inspiring pink outfits.
Pull On Your Socks provides an opportunity to raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities nationally and to increase breast cancer awareness in young Australians. Trinity students raised over $3000 through the sales of pink socks, a sausage sizzle, donations and the traditional coin tin collection.
Through their Pink Sock Day, Trinity hopes to educate young men to demonstrate a greater awareness and appreciation towards women's health, and most importantly, raise money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia.