Ahoy there me hearties! Talk like a Pirate, raise money for children suffering with cancer
Today is International “Talk Like a Pirate Day”, a day which is nationally recognised as the major fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Support. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services around Australia are joining with schools, community groups, individuals and workplaces to support families and children living with cancer.
The day gained recognition in 1995 as an initiative of John Baur and Mark Summers, who wanted an opportunity to do something fun, and give something back to the community.
ECEC sites are some of the biggest fundraisers for this years event at time of print, with TAFE Childcare Friendly Pirates at the top of the fundraising ladder.
Funds raised support children like three year old Summer, who has been diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a tumor at the base of her tongue and at the back of her throat. Childhood Cancer Support provides a place for Summer to rest between treatments, with Mum April saying the space gives Summer “a safe place to land”
To learn more about Talk Like a Pirate Day, please visit the website, where a range of print and online resources to support fundraising may be found.