Hastings mayor’s primary school tour for charity

Xtrax Challenge. Mayor Bruce Dowling pictured at Silverdale School. 2/10/15 SUS-150410-144344001
Xtrax Challenge. Mayor Bruce Dowling pictured at Silverdale School. 2/10/15 SUS-150410-144344001
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Thousands of Hastings school children cheered on the mayor Bruce Dowling and his side-kick Mufti the monkey as they raced around raising money for a young peoples charity.

The pair visited six schools on Friday, October 2, in aid of Xtrax.

Mufti and the mayor visited St Marys, Sacred Heart, Westfield, West St Leonards and Christchurch, all holding a Mufti day, and had lunch with children at Silverdale Primary Academy dressed as monkeys.

“Its always an a great day hanging with my mate Mufti and this being my last time as the mayor of Hastings it made it even more special,” Mr Dowling said.

“All the children were amazing and raising funds for one of our towns gems Xtrax, the important work they do keeping young people safe makes Hastings a better place and its been a laugh and privilege to support them.”

Xtrax manager Andrew Batsford said: “Mayor Bruce Dowling has been a great supporter of the Xtrax Mayor’s challenge and we want to say a big thank you to him as well as all the amazing children, teachers and parents that make it such an important day for Xtrax every year.”

If you would like to donate or what to find out more about Xtrax visit: www.xtrax.org.

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