North Morley PS students plunder some booty with Pirate Day Friday fundraiser for kids with brain cancer


North Morley Primary School students Lance Nieves, Gabriella Del Popolo, Evelyn Nichols and Asha Niedova.
North Morley Primary School students Lance Nieves, Gabriella Del Popolo, Evelyn Nichols and Asha Niedova.

NORTH Morley Primary School students transformed into pirates to raise funds for children’s brain cancer research today.

The school raised $203 on Pirate Day Friday, with funds to go towards The Adventurers and The Kids’ Cancer Project’s fundraising campaign.

School officer Robin Gage said the school always enjoyed dress up days and being able to support different charities.

“Our student councillors ran a great pirate assembly full of pirate history and jokes and the staff all came dressed in costume as well,” she said.

The Kids Cancer Project founder Col Reynolds said it was great to have fun despite the “serious nature” of kids’ cancer.

“Many people aren’t aware that cancer is the leading cause of death of children by disease in Australia,” he said.

“Science is the only way to improve treatments and survival.”

Lance Nieves, Evelyn Nichols, Gabriella Del Popolo and Asha Niedova.

The Adventurers director Matt Fitzgerald, whose daughter Abby (9) has been in remission from brain cancer for three-and-a-half years, said the most significant issue for affected families was there were no solid answers to the disease.

“The focus of The Adventurers and The Kids’ Cancer Project is the same – to find the answers and cure,” he said.

“Getting involved in Pirate Day Friday allows everyone to become a contributor in making possible the medical research which ensures the improvement of diagnoses, treatment and ultimately cure of childhood brain cancer is in the foreseeable future.”

For more information, visit www.thekidscancerproject.org.au.

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