Kingdom of Little Stars, Kingdom of Angels childcares to host Pink Ribbon picnic at Nurragingy Reserve

The team from Kingdom of Little Stars Child Care. Picture: Heath Parkes-Hupton
The team from Kingdom of Little Stars Child Care. Picture: Heath Parkes-Hupton

Two local childcare centres are doing their bit to raise awareness and funds during Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Staff from Kingdom of Little Stars, Mount Druitt and Kingdom of Angels, Whalan have organised a Pink Ribbon picnic at Nurragingy Reserve from 10am on Saturday, October 28.

Organiser Assunta Vella said families should wear pink to the picnic.

“We decided because we work with children whose families have been touched by cancer, we wanted to do something,” she said.

The two centres care for children more more than 60 families. Picture: Heath Parkes-Hupton

The two centres care for children more more than 60 families. Picture: Heath Parkes-Hupton

It’s a personal mission for colleague Renee Harrison, who has watched on as loved ones passed from various forms of cancer.

“I’ve lost all my family except my sister through cancer,” she said.

“It’s heart-wrenching. But we also wanted to teach our kids some empathy and awareness, and show them that not everyone’s the same.”

Donations in support of cancer research can be made at the picnic.

Ms Vella said a raffle will held at the picnic, which has been aimed at families of clients.

“But we’re not going to turn down any donations from people who are just walking around the reserve,” she said. 

Staff will also raise funds through a Bondi to Coogee walk on Saturday, October 21.

All proceeds raised at the picnic will go to the Cancer Council.

Details: Kingdom of Little Stars Child Care, 9832 4527.