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Congratulations on another very successful campaign – a total of $115,204.95 has been presented to CanTeen.

CanTeen Fundraiser 21 – 26 September 2016.

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On Wednesday 21 September 160 pupils and 40 support staff left St Bede’s College on the start of our ‘Run For A Life’ Canteen Fundraiser.

They have travelled to eight different destinations around the South Island to commence their five day run. For those selected for the run, it is a once in a life time opportunity. They will run over 25kms a day for five days. They will develop a team bond the like of which they may never experience again. The will experience the beauty of New Zealand. They will come home changed young people.
For the members of CanTeen, this fundraiser means something very different. The money we raise during our ‘Run For A Life’ will enable CanTeen members to attend camps and programmes to enable them to move forward as they face the prospect of living their teenage lives with cancer. In 2014 Canteen were able to run an 18+ camp and purchase an eight seater car from money raised in the 2012 campaign.
CanTeen was established to ensure that no young person in New Zealand living with cancer should ever have to feel alone.
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Download a copy of the Sponsorship Form.

On being diagnosed with cancer, young people face an enormous upheaval as they struggle with issues of isolation from their families, friends, school, and in not being a part of a ‘normal’ teenage peer group. Contact with other young
people from CanTeen who have “been there, done that” gives them the support they need to be able to cope with this upheaval. CanTeen also supports their teenage brothers and sisters as many of these issues also impact on them.
CanTeen does not receive government funding, and is reliant on its own fundraising efforts as well as sponsorships and donations to deliver programs to enable young people living with cancer to move forward with their lives. This is where St Bede’s and the ‘Run For A Life” come in.
Our aim is to raise as much money as we possibly can for CanTeen and it’s members. We challenge each student in the school to raise $100 and those on the run a minimum of $500.

Please get behind us, get behind CanTeen so that we have help those teenagers, people like us, who are living with cancer. Any queries please contact Rachel Pitcaithly, rpitcaithly@stbedes.school.nz

On Friday 5th and Saturday 6th August Marian College and St Bede’s College arts students once again came together for another highly successful CanTeen Concert. View photos here.

To donate online see our ‘Everyday Heroes’ online account follow this link http://supportcanteen.org.nz/event/runforalife
Or go to Everyday Heroes and search ‘St Bede’s’