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Bega bandanas raise bucks for CanTeen
Bega bandanas raise bucks for CanTeen

A fundraising event at Bega Garnbirringu pulled together in a matter of days has raised more than $450 for cancer research.

To celebrate National Bandana Day, staff at Bega held a morning tea at which they wore bandanas bought from the office.

Money from the sale of the items will be donated to CanTeen Australia, an Australian charity which provides support for young people living with cancer. The event was organised by Bega youth support officer Jessica Malec, who bought the CanTeen bandanas and pens and distributed them through the office, selling the entire supply.

“I sold them through Bega, and next year hopefully it can be even bigger, because we sold out in two days,” Ms Malec said.

“I sent an email around Bega and said I would be around every day selling them and the organisation got behind it.

“We had all the doctors in the clinic wearing their bandanas when they were talking to the young patients who came through.

“Everybody here tries to do the right thing, so I think most causes which come through here, everybody seems to get behind it.

“Hopefully next year we can take it out into the wider community and make a bigger event out of it with some more notice.”

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