The region wore it red for Ronald McDonald House in Orange on July 30, and in doing so raised over $23,531 for the charity which is a home away from home for sick kids and their families.
Ken Barwick, principal of Bathurst High, came up with the fundraising idea back in 2017, and said he is delighted with how it's grown in the last three years.
In it's first year, in 2017, 16 schools took part in the event. This year 60 schools from across the region participated, along with businesses who have also supported the day.
Last year the event raised almost $10,000 with all funds raised going towards keeping the doors open at Ronald McDonald House Orange, and Mr Barwick had his sights set on a $10,000 goal for 2020.
To end up raising over $23,531 was beyond his wildest expectations, but he said he hopes to raise even more next year.
"We were over the moon," he said adding it was great to see the community get on board supporting such a great service.
With Parkes, Orange, Dubbo, Mudgee and other towns and cities participating in the day, Mr Barwick said next year he will issue inter-town challenges to up the ante.
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He said he wanted to raise as much as possible for the charity, because the issues the kids have who are using the service continues to grow.
"The money they need continues to grow with that demand," he said.
Rebecca Walsh, from Ronald McDonald House thanked the community for their support saying the funds raised would pay for 170 room nights at Ronald McDonald House.
She said families who use the house are incredibly appreciative to have the free service available to them.
"The look of sheer relief on their faces as they walk through the door, they can stay close to the hospital with their children.
"I's just one less burden for them, and they don't have to put their hands in their pockets,' she said.
Ms Walsh said the average stay for families was three nights, and the longest stay has been six months.