Spread the word about good hygiene

Kai Connolly learned about the importance of washing his hands while Caitlyn Gillespie, Dean Brandwood and Harley Rollinson got creative. d406825
Kai Connolly learned about the importance of washing his hands while Caitlyn Gillespie, Dean Brandwood and Harley Rollinson got creative. d406825

The Kiddy Canter event, run by the Amanda Young Foundation, teaches children and parents ways to help stamp out infectious bugs and stay healthy.

Meningococcal disease is a rare but deadly bacterial infection that can kill within 24 hours.

Program co-ordinator Georgia Radinger said babies and children up to the age of five had the highest risk of contracting the disease.

‘Often the knowledge of a few key symptoms is enough to give carers the confidence to seek urgent medical assistance before it’s too late,’ she said.