Ruahine Kindergartens

Kindy kids show fundraising can be child's play

Kelvin Grove Kindergarten


Kindergarten kids donned their sunhats and got involved in their own mini Relay for Life to support the Cancer Society's annual fundraiser starting today.

Almost 40 children at Kelvin Grove Kindergarten walked around Kelvin Grove Park yesterday, each bringing a gold coin donation which will go into the fundraising pot of the wider Ruahine Kindergarten Association team, The Inspirers.

Teacher Jill Brider, who organised the walk and is part of the Inspirers Relay for Life team, said while cancer was a big concept for the 3- to 4-year-olds, they were told they were raising money for people who were sick and needed special medicine.

"This keeps the message simple but allows for families to pick up the conversation at home should the children have more questions," she said.

"Like anywhere, many of our families have been affected by cancer."

Brider said the kindergarten's annual relay walk was a way to connect families to a fantastic community event in a meaningful way.

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