40,000 Hearts mark the launch of LifeLink Day 2017 for primary schools

12 June 2017

In an incredible display on the grounds of Newman College oval, more than 40,000 handmade hearts featuring drawings and messages of support from CEWA primary school students for community members in need, marked the launch of LifeLink Day for primary schools in 2017.

With representatives from 73 of our primary schools across the Archdiocese of Perth, more than 550 guests made up of principals, teachers and students from Years 1-6 gathered to recognise the significant work of LifeLink, who provide ongoing financial and promotional support of agencies established or assisted by the Church

Archbishop Costelloe hoped to create 34,000 hearts to represent the number of community members who are helped through LifeLink assisted agencies each year in Western Australia, but with more than 40,000 hearts making their way to the oval, this overwhelming result has signified what will surely be another amazing year of fundraising.

You also get your chance to see the wonderful display of hearts together, as they will be spread over the lawns of the St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday 17 June, and be on display in the week leading up to celebration of the Feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday 23 June.

This beautiful public display provides a remarkable visual representation of our unity through faith, showing how we as a system can do so much to live out our Catholic faith in the lives of the community by helping those in need.

Visitors to the Cathedral, and parishioners, will be encouraged to view the display and read the children’s messages of love to those in need.

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