THE Pastry Chef Patisserie is getting cosy for the kids by wearing their pyjamas to work.

The staff at the Alexandra Headland bakery will be donning their pyjamas today and tomorrow to raise money for the Pyjama Foundation and support children in foster care.

"We thought they might tend to be forgotten in society, so let's do something for the kids," the patisserie's co-owner Barry Lusa said.

"Foster kids always need as much help as they can get."

Mr Lusa said while his staff members were excited about getting "dressed up" in their pyjamas for the two-day fundraiser, he was a little more apprehensive.

GOOD CAUSE: Bruna Price, Tiffani Prasad, Morgan Whitlock, Amy Armstrong and Barry Lusa of The Pastry Chef at Alexandra Headland are dressed in pyjamas.
GOOD CAUSE: Bruna Price, Tiffani Prasad, Morgan Whitlock, Amy Armstrong and Barry Lusa of The Pastry Chef at Alexandra Headland are dressed in pyjamas. John Mccutcheon

"I don't own pyjamas, I think I'll have to get some," he said.

The Pyjama Foundation founder and executive director Bronwyn Sheehan said Pyjama Day, on

today, was about more than just wearing your favourite jammies.

"Pyjama Day highlights the importance of education and to help raise funds to stop the cycle of disadvantage often experienced by children in foster care," she said.

Ms Sheehan said studies showed that children in foster care often had a background of trauma and neglect, and were left behind by their peers academically.

The Pyjama Foundation supports these children through a learning-based mentoring program delivered by volunteers known as Pyjama Angels.

Sunshine Coast Pyjama Angels co-ordinator Kate Morris said there were about 300 children

registered in foster care with the Department of Communities on the Coast.

"We have about 76 Pyjama Angels covering about 85 children," she said.



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