Front Page


Annie’s colour run a success

ANNIE Pender and her family had the most fun they have enjoyed in a long time, and many supporters came out to do it with them at Annie’s Colour Run on Friday evening.

The fundraiser was held to raise money to support the Pender-Morrissey family while Annie, 3, receives treatment for leukaemia in Melbourne.

Annie’s mother Shauni Morrissey said Annie and her other two children, one-year-old twins Nellie and Max, “had an absolute ball,” and the event had been “amazing.”

“What a fantastic community we live in,” Shauni’s mother Laurel Morrissey added, thanking everyone who was involved including organisers from the Westerns Football Netball Club, businesses, community groups, agencies and a performer.

CFA, SES, Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria also helped put on displays at the event.

The final tally of funds raised is yet to be calculated.

People who were unable to donate can make cash donations at Planet Kaos Portland or go to and search for “Annie’s brave battle.”

Get a year of access to Spectator or Observer for $208

Get this offer nowAlready a subscriber? Sign in

More From