Ruahine Kindergartens

Mini Relay for Life

Kelvin Grove Kindergarten


Something like cancer is a big concept for 3 and 4 year olds to take onboard, yet Kelvin Grove Kindergarten children recently took action - raising money by holding their own mini Relay for Life. Keeping the message simple also allowed for families to pick up the conversation at home if the children had more questions.

Almost 40 kindergarten children brought a gold coin donation that went towards the wider RKA ‘ Inspirers’ team’s fundraising efforts. Some families are involved in their own relay teams, while others find it difficult to participate in the annual event, or even know where to donate. Joined by parents and siblings, the kindergarten’s walk around Kelvin Grove Park was a way to connect families to a fantastic community event in a meaningful way.

In addition to the gold coin donations, the kindergarten ran a raffle. The first prize, a large outdoor ceramic owl, was donated by a kindergarten parent. The owl also works as a candleholder, representing the candlelight ceremony held at Relay for Life.