COLOURS FOR A CAUSE: The Gayndah Early Learning Centre joining in on the fun for Bandana Day.
COLOURS FOR A CAUSE: The Gayndah Early Learning Centre joining in on the fun for Bandana Day.

Early learning centre doing its part for cancer research

ONE small purchase this year can make a difference to a young person who is affected by cancer.

National Bandana Day is held on the last Friday of October each year, and is run by CanTeen Australia.

The campaign has already generated over $30 million in support for young people affected by cancer.

The Gayndah Early Learning Centre (GELC) has joined this year for the first time by selling bandannas at $5 each.

Temporary director of GELC Sabrina Hodge is happy by the response for the bandannas this year.

“We’ve already sold half of what we got, which is really good because we went in with low expectations,” Ms Hodge said.

Over a three-year period the National Bandana Day has reached out to over 20 million Australians with 1.2 million purchasing merchandise for the campaign.

Wanting to do their part to fight this illness, Ms Hodge said they’re getting behind those close to the centre.

“We’ve got a few families who have relatives who have had cancer, so we thought it’d be a good way to show our support to them and to others out there.”

The proceeds go towards a variety of assistance options for those affected by cancer, depending on the amount of bandanna’s bought.

Counselling, youth cancer services, and individual and peer support are all funded through the CanTeen organisation.

Running for their 25th year, the bandannas can be purchased at the GELC, or online at their website.

With only a variety of wacky colours left, be sure to get down soon to support this cause for young people with cancer.


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