Footy finals are here and students at Kalianna School, Bendigo couldn’t be more excited.
The students took part in Footy Colours Day yesterday to fundraise for the Fight Cancer Foundation.
The young footy fans included Sean Dodd, Seth Walters, Mitch Kerley and Ava Jackson who also faced off against the teachers in a football match.
Fight Cancer Foundation helps children and young people with cancer continue their education.
Footy Colours Day calls on Australians to “show their true colours” during September in support of kids with cancer.
Fight Cancer Foundation’s managing director Eric Wright said Footy Colours Day was a fun and easy way for Australians to make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer.
“Footy Colours Day makes sure kids fighting against cancer are not disadvantaged by their illness and have the best opportunity to achieve their full education and career potential,” he said.
“Young children with cancer are absent from school for long periods during treatment and recovery, often becoming isolated from their school and friends.
“Many drop class levels when they return to school and find it difficult to engage with their education.
“We do everything we can to support the children and their family through these challenges.”