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7 August, 2022

Pyjama Day around town

Pyjama Day, or for some, pyjama week, was celebrated across the shire on July 22.

By Emily Middleton

From the young to old – people wore pyjamas for the whole day in order to raise money for The Pyjama Foundation. This foundation raises both awareness and funds for children in foster care, something close to Aussie Kindies hearts.

“All children are important to us, and unfortunately not all kids get an equal opportunity,” said assistant centre manager at Aussie Kindies, Lucy Scotty.

“We have been doing pyjama day here since I can remember, and the kids absolutely love it.”

For Aussie Kindies, their affiliation group ‘Affinity Education’, set a goal of raising $10,000 across the board on pyjama day this year.

Going above and beyond, the group have reached their goal, doubled it, and added a bit more to raise over $24,000.

“It’s such an incredible effort from all the schools under their hat, including Aussie Kindies.

“We held a pyjama week, which consisted of pj wearing, movies, and we learnt in age appropriate wasys, why we raise money for The Pyjama Foundation,” said Ms Scotty.

Cooee Lodge also hosted a pyjama day, raising over $100 just inhouse.

“Residents had an absolute ball,” said acting Cooee Lodge Hostel manager, Jess Dixon.

“Some had matching bows in their hair, the staff dressed up as well, it was just a lovely day.” An afternoon tea was held at the lodge, followed by a movie afternoon with the residents.

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