PJs will help chil­dren

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS - By Inge Hansen To regis­ter visit www.thep­y­ja­mafoun­da­tion.com or call the Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre on 4946 7850.

IF YOU love noth­ing more than spend­ing the day in your py­ja­mas, why not do it and support a wor­thy cause at the same time.

To­mor­row that is ex­actly what the Whit­sun­day Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre will do and they are en­cour­ag­ing other busi­nesses and or­gan­i­sa­tions to jump on board.

Com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer at the cen­tre, Ta­mara No­ble said all staff would be in their py­ja­mas to support the Py­jama Foun­da­tion which gives chil­dren in fos­ter care a chance to pos­i­tively im­pact their fu­ture through learn­ing, life skills and con­fi­dence.

“Ev­ery­one just has to bring in a gold coin do­na­tion and all the funds raised will go di­rectly to the foun­da­tion,” she said.

“We usu­ally go to the Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre and walk around with do­na­tion tins so if it’s not rain­ing we’ll be do­ing that.”

Ms No­ble said the cen­tre fully sup­ported the foun­da­tion to help chil­dren over­come po­ten­tial bar­ri­ers.

“We have a strong com­mit­ment to help all chil­dren in the com­mu­nity reach their full po­ten­tial,” she said.

“Par­tic­i­pat­ing is our way to con­tin­u­ing to as­sist in these es­sen­tial pro­grams.”

The cen­tre hoped they wouldn’t be the only ones par­tic­i­pat­ing in the “comfy” fun.

“We’re also invit­ing other or­gan­i­sa­tions and busi­nesses to come on board,” Ms No­ble said. “We’re all just com­ing to­gether to wear our py­ja­mas.”

ALL DAY COM­FORT: Whit­sun­day Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre fam­ily support worker Kerri Brown, com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Ta­mara No­ble and ad­min of­fi­cer Peita Rollings get­ting ready for Py­jama Day last year. Photo: Char­lotte Lam

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