Tickled Pink for a Great Cause


Abbotsleigh has been a proud supporter of the McGrath ‘Pull on your Socks’ fundraising campaign for the past five years. Over the last four years we raised $18,000 and this year the school community supported the campaign with record sales of 470 socks raising another $6,500 for this worthwhile cause.

The money raised enables the McGrath Foundation to provide Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia who care for and support victims of breast cancer.

The Abbotsleigh school community shows wonderful generosity in purchasing pink socks for their girls to wear on a specific day in late May or early June. On that day, the Junior and Senior Schools turn lovely shades of pink with the girls ‘pulling on their socks’ with much excitement – especially at the Junior School! Even many members of staff caught the pink bug and wore pink socks. This cheerful splash of colour then extended to the sports fields on the following Saturday, with many other schools that we compete against also joining in, showing their support of the McGrath Foundation.

Abbotsleigh and the McGrath Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your generous, ongoing support without which we could not have achieved these wonderful results.

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