Every year, we at Cuddles Childcare Centres in Perth encourage everyone we know to participate in a great cause: Purple Bra Day. So, what is Purple Bra Day and what does it have to do with child care in Perth?
Purple Bra Day is a day when people in WA are asked to join forces to fight breast cancer. Fundraisers wear purple bras on the outside of their clothes to show their support for people in Western Australia who are affected by breast cancer. They hold fundraisers and also have sponsors donate money for Breast Cancer Care WA.
Why We Love Purple Bra Day
Purple Bra Day is the biggest breast cancer fundraiser in WA. In 2015, more than $303,000 was raised by people just like you. Breast Cancer Care WA provides help for women who have breast cancer and to their families, who are often carers during the recovery process.
The money is used to provide financial, practical and emotional support. This can be in the way of transport to medical appointments, paying for weekly cleaning services, paying household bills and counseling appointments.
Why it Matters to a Child Care Centre in Perth
Helping victims of breast cancer is an important cause. Many women who get breast cancer are parents. We don’t want to see another child ever lose his or her mom to such a terrible disease.
How We are Going to Do Our Part
Each Cuddles Childcare Centre is going to receive 100 helium balloons. They will be scattered throughout the reception area/foyer. Each child will take one balloon home at the end of the day.
All three of our Perth area centres are registered for fundraising. Each centre will receive 100 masks for the children and a purple bra for each educator. There will be a donation tin that has been created by the educators. Each room and the foyer will have a poster. There will be a receipt book for donations if anyone requests a receipt.
The educators will “dress like a superhero” that day, with a lot of purple recommended for makeup, hair, etc. Children are encouraged to dress like superheroes or wear some purple.
To learn more or to enquire about child care in the Perth area, contact your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre today.