Bandanna Day

Bandanna Day has been an iconic fundraising and awareness campaign for Canteen for more than 20 years! Since its inception, we’ve seen supporters from across Aotearoa come together to show their support for rangatahi impacted by cancer.
two young people wearing cancer charity canteen bandannas and hugging

Buy from our ONLINE SHOP

Buy a bandanna (or two) and wear yours in support of rangatahi impacted by cancer all year long. We have a range of bandanna designs and colours to choose from!


Canteen and Drax Project are teaming up for Bandanna Day 2024! We're challenging schools across Aotearoa to join our epic fundraising school challenge and help continue to support rangatahi impacted by cancer. Register your school now to join the challenge and fundraise during June to win a special live acoustic performance by Drax Project at your school!
two young people wearing cancer charity canteen bandannas

Register to join OUR FUNDRAISERS

Join our amazing team of fundraisers this Bandanna Day! Get your school or workplace involved by holding a head shave or morning tea – or take on a personal fundraising challenge, like running a half marathon. Simply sign up and start sharing your fundraising page.
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Volunteer YOUR TIME

Get your workplace, school, or family and friends together and sign up to join us on Bandanna Day as we hit the streets to raise awareness and shake buckets. Register your interest today and we will be in touch.
rangatahi leader quinn

Support rangatahi LIKE QUINN

Quinn was just seven years old when she was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer called Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumour (PNET). She underwent widespread feelings of isolation throughout her cancer experience. Read Quinn's story.

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Cancer affects everyone differently. That’s why Canteen provides a wide range of free support services to help rangatahi manage the specific challenges they’re dealing with. Including individual support, peer support events, therapeutic camps and programmes, specialised online support and rangatahi development.