TOP EFFORT: Allegra Kent and mum Suzie proudly wear their beanies on Wear a Beanie to School Day.
TOP EFFORT: Allegra Kent and mum Suzie proudly wear their beanies on Wear a Beanie to School Day. TitoMedia.com

Great beanie brain gain as it's hats off to school

RUGGING up the brain for a good cause was all the fashion at Sunshine Beach State School.

The Wear a Beanie to School Day raised valuable funds for research and awareness of brain cancer, with pupils from all year levels taking part in the fun event.

Currently there is no cure for brain cancer and it kills more children in this country than any other disease.

Year 3 student Allegra Kent and her mum, Suzie, have been personally touched by brain cancer as Allegra's eight-year-old cousin was diagnosed with a very rare brain tumour a year ago.

"We are determined to raise awareness and much needed money, and having a fun Wear A Beanie to School Day was a great way to support this important cause," Allegra and Suzie said.

Like many of the families and staff at Sunshine Beach, they were friends of teacher Adam Bruin, who tragically lost his battle with brain cancer last year.

Teacher Leonie Wilcox said: "Recently staff formed the Rockin Robyns team to run in the Relay for Life to support further research into finding a cure for cancer.

"The team was named after a dear friend and colleague Robyn Fairlie who sadly also lost her battle with cancer."


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