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Nursery School Launches Hats and Shades Campaign

Cancer Fund for Children has launched their annual Hats and Shades event this Sun Safety Awareness Week. This campaign has been running for over 10 years and aims to educate nursery and primary aged children across Northern Ireland on the importance of staying safe in the sun, all with a healthy dose of fun and fashion!


Cancer Fund for Children provides vital support to children, young people and families impacted by cancer. Their Hats and Shades campaign invites schools and nurseries to hold a Hats and Shades Day as they welcome in the warmer weather, giving pupils the chance to wear their favourite summer accessories while raising money to help ensure no child has to face cancer alone.


It is a fantastic way to get the children excited about staying safe in the sun while raising funds for a great cause. As a school we have been participating in the Hats and Shades campaign for over 5 years now and would highly recommend it.

Mrs Alexander from Trinity Nursery School in Bangor

We are encouraging nurseries and schools across Northern Ireland to get sun savvy and sign up to take part in our Hats and Shades event so that we can be there for children and young people when they need us most. Every school that registers to take part will receive a free fundraising pack with activity sheets, interactive video and the option of a school visit from one of our fundraisers. Thanks so much to the schools that have already signed up. Every penny raised will make such a difference and we couldn’t be more grateful.

Rebecca Oates, Schools Fundraiser within Cancer Fund for Children

Register for Hats and Shades today and help us be there for children and young people when they need us most.