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Bandanna Day collection cancelled due to COVID-19

25 Mar, 2020

Bandanna Day collection cancelled due to COVID-19

We want to give you an update on how CanTeen is managing coronavirus (COVID-19).


The health and wellbeing of the young people we support – and their families – is our number one priority.


That’s why this Bandanna Day, on Friday 27 March, you won’t see our volunteers out on the streets collecting donations on behalf of CanTeen.


Instead we’re relying on the community to celebrate Bandanna Day at home, work or online and raise awareness and funds to keep our key support staff and CanTeen Connect up and running during this difficult time.




Cancelling our national appeal next week will inevitably impact our ability to provide services – and at a time where we must increase our support efforts as young people and families are likely feeling more isolated than ever.


That’s why your help right now has become so important.  Please be the voice for all young people impacted by cancer and reach out to your own family, friends and community to encourage everyone to either donate or buy a bandanna online.




Wearing a bandanna is always such a powerful symbol of resilience and hope for our young people. The 2020 design “Whanaungatanga” represents connections, a relationship through shared experiences and working together to provide people with a sense of belonging.  Something that’s even more pertinent during this uncertain time. 


We’d love your help in spreading the word this year.




We look forward to seeing you in your bandanna on our social media channels on Friday 27 March!

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