Anne Hamersley PS supports CanTeen in National Bandanna Day fundraiser

TOP L-R: Daniela Schiaffini (10) of The Vines and Emilia van Burgel (9) of Ellenbrook. BOTTOM L-R: Jasmine Kamara (10) of Ellenbrook and Rashad Imran (9) of Marangaroo. Photo: David Baylis
TOP L-R: Daniela Schiaffini (10) of The Vines and Emilia van Burgel (9) of Ellenbrook. BOTTOM L-R: Jasmine Kamara (10) of Ellenbrook and Rashad Imran (9) of Marangaroo. Photo: David Baylis

ANNE Hamersley Primary School students raised almost $3000 for CanTeen ahead of National Bandanna Day tomorrow.

The school in The Vines held a fundraiser on Tuesday for the charity, which supports 12 to 25-year-olds who have cancer by providing counselling and peer support.

Teacher Lauren Chambers said the school raised $2874 by selling bandannas and cupcakes, while students dressed in rainbow colours for gold coin donations.

Camp Quality put on a puppet play, The Caped Crusader, discussing myths and misconceptions commonly associated with cancer.

Staff also held a rainbow morning tea, indulging in treats donated by Kingdom Cupcakes which has supported fundraisers at the school for the past two years.

“My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and it affected my family dramatically” Miss Chambers said.

“Going through primary school and high school, we knew of people living with cancer but were not told enough information on the disease and how it affects so many families.

“As a teacher, I want to give back to the community with fundraising money for numerous cancer charities and also raise awareness to primary school children about cancer.

“Since my Mum was diagnosed with cancer I have held a school fundraiser each year.”

Last year the school raised more than $1000 in the Daffodil Day fundraiser for the Cancer Council WA.

Visit www.canteen.org.au/bandanna-day/ for more information.