On Monday the 14th of August, Killester College held a Beanie Day to raise awareness and funds for Brain Cancer. Students were able to wear a beanie to and from school, and in classes, and were invited to donate a gold coin towards the chosen charity. At lunchtime a BBQ was held, where soft drinks, sausages and veggie burgers were sold.
The foundation we were supporting was the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, which is an organisation for brain cancer research, advocacy and awareness in Australia. The money we donated to this charity will go towards research.
It was a colourful array of beanies on the school yard as the girls waited for their sausages and veggie burgers The weather was a perfect sunny 19 degrees, although not the best weather for wearing beanies, it was perfect weather for a BBQ.
The school raised $3200 for the charity. The organiser, Mrs Emma Sadler, the PE and Health Curriculum Leader, said she was overwhelmed by the generous support from the College community and was totally appreciative of everyone’s efforts.