Raising money for youth cancer

November 04, 2017

Echuca Primary School students Mitch Sutton, Joseph Formica, Paige Richardson and Callum O'Shea wear Canteen bandanas for Bandana day.

STUDENTS at Echuca Primary School got creative for a cause last week, raising $1000 for young people affected by cancer.

Almost 600 students at the school created a bandana or brought one from home to raise money and awareness for youth cancer.

CanTeen helps young people to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and if they’ve been diagnosed, they also provide specialist, youth-specific treatment teams.

Teacher Farin Gregg said getting students to create their own bandanas was a great way to get them involved and thinking about the cause.

“They loved getting creative and they enjoyed helping a charity that supports young people,” she said.

“Having a theme like the bandana day is a way of getting the students thinking about the cause. It brings them together and they appreciate what is being done.”

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