PURPLE: Tenisha, Michelle and Laura are going to wear their PJ's to support children in foster care
PURPLE: Tenisha, Michelle and Laura are going to wear their PJ's to support children in foster care Warren Lynam

Pyjama party to raise funds for literacy

A PYJAMA party is about to happen at the Compass Institute at Palmwoods, with many already planning to wear their favourite pyjamas to raise funds for the cause.

Lisa Bathersby from the Compass Institute in Palmwoods was more than happy to let everyone get dressed up for the occasion.

"It's all a bit of fun for an important cause, everyone here will be dressing up on Thursday and I cannot wait to see everyone helping out in their favourite PJs,” she said.

"Literacy is a problem all around Australia, so if we can do something about it as easy as dressing up, then why not?”

The Pyjama Foundation celebrates 15 years of changing the lives of kids in care this National Pyjama Day.

The foundation matches committed community volunteers with children in foster care, to nurture them and inspire them with a love of learning.

This Friday, supporters around the nation will come together in their pyjamas to raise vital funds to help the foundation continue its life-changing work.

National Pyjama Day is the foundation's biggest fundraising event of the year, with more than $250,000 raised to support the vital program.

The Pyjama Foundation founder and CEO Bronwyn Sheehan said this year was going to be biggest yet for the key fundraiser.

"We are so fortunate to have the incredible support from the community that we do,” she said.

"It enables us to continue our work changing the lives of the more than 1400 children in care we currently support.

"With statistics showing more than 90 per cent of children care will fall below the average reading level by age seven, this service has never been more important.”



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