Watch Thomas’s Story
Watch this 5 minute film where Chris Hartley talks through his family’s journey after his son’s diagnosis of a brain tumour and the support he received from the Childhood Cancer Association.
Monday 12 Apr, 2021
We just love working with schools, primary or secondary, and even kindergartens and playgroups. Students get such a sense of achievement when they know their hard work is supporting other kids, just like them.
Fundraising through schools gives students the opportunity to have a direct impact on the lives of local children who are often not well enough to attend school.
Last year, Henry Nicholson, Childhood Cancer ambassador and teacher at Linden Park Primary School, set a challenge to chop his hair while raising vital funds for children with cancer.
Before he knew it, there were seven teachers and more than 70 students chopping their hair and donating it for wigs – as well as holding a Crazy Hair Day so the whole school could get involved.
Together, this amazing school raised $18,137.80 at their Chop 4 Change event. Proof that when a school decides to support a cause that has affected their community, they can make an enormous difference.
From superheroes to everyday heroes, show your support for children fighting cancer, by dressing up as your favourite hero for a gold coin donation. Think outside the square and get creative with your costumes and award prizes as part of the day.
Crazy Hair Day
Who loves crazy hair day? We do! Crazy hair days are so much fun, seeing all the different styles and colours. Create posters and have a competition to judge the most creative looks. Challenge your principal or teacher to shave their head, if you reach a fundraising target.
Whether it is a fun run, dance-off or laps of the pool, these are all great ways to fundraise for us while promoting an active lifestyle. Choose your distances or milestones, have prizes for the highest fundraiser and most creative to make it a fun event. Or sign your school up to join our team in the annual City-Bay Fun Run.