PJ FUN: Luke Ramsden, Nate Pearce, Holly Avenell and Nate Pearce take part in the Roderick Kindergarten fundraiser for the Pyjama Foundation.
PJ FUN: Luke Ramsden, Nate Pearce, Holly Avenell and Nate Pearce take part in the Roderick Kindergarten fundraiser for the Pyjama Foundation. Sarah Harvey

All-day pyjama party thrills children

WHO doesn't love hanging around in their pyjamas all day long?

Children at Roderick St Community Preschool and Kindergarten sure did when they all wore their "jarmies" to school.

And it wasn't out of laziness or because they forgot to get dressed.

Instead, it was to take part in the Pyjama Foundation's annual fundraising event - Pyjama Day.

The initiative encourages people, from students to business professionals, to don their PJs for the day to raise funds for the foundation's learning-based mentoring program for children in foster care.

At the preschool and kindergarten, located in Sadliers Crossing, co-director Collette Doyle said children and staff relished the opportunity to wear their bedtime clothing to school.

"It was a real novelty for everyone and was the perfect attire for the cold, wet weather we experienced on Friday," she said.

As well as donating gold coins, the centre also contributed dozens of picture books to further help The Pyjama Foundation's program.

The foundation, established in 2004, recruits, screens, trains and assists volunteer members of the community who work with the children and support Australia's foster families.

Ms Doyle said she was pleased to be able to take part in an event that helped stop the cycle of disadvantage often experienced by children in foster care.

For more information visit thepyjamafoundation.com.



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