North Morley Primary pirates plunder some booty for cancer research


Stefan Pachovski, Justyna Kochan-Mazurek, Rowen Gage, Prosper Ticharava, Daniel Genteli  and Savana Hevawitharanage. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d454821
Stefan Pachovski, Justyna Kochan-Mazurek, Rowen Gage, Prosper Ticharava, Daniel Genteli and Savana Hevawitharanage. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d454821

NORTH Morley Primary School held a special pirate day for the students, with funds going to research into the prevention of childhood brain cancer.

The school participated in Telethon Adventurers and The Kids Cancer Project’s national Pirate Day Friday on June 10.

Telethon Adventurers is a group that raises money by conducting activities to find a cause and cure for the cancer.

Principal Lisa Gibson said the school made an effort for students with cancer.

“We did it last year and it was just a good way for our students to be raising funds for children around the same age as them,” Ms Gibson said.

Money raised was donated to Telethon to fund the doctors and labs at the kids institute.

According to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, childhood brain cancer kills more children every year than any other disease in Australia.

Brain cancer accounted for more than one third of cancer deaths in children under 10.