What’s going on with the pyjama game? Yass businesses awake to the cancer cause

Some people might think Yass is a sleepy country town, but after Friday, August 4’s all-in pyjama day fundraiser, it’s definitely awake to the Can Assist cause for cancer patients.

Yeah, what was with the jarmies?

Can Assist – Yass branch is a volunteer-run cancer assistance network that supports cancer patients with ongoing medical costs in the Yass Valley. On Friday, volunteer organiser Donna Luff asked local businesses to wear their best bedtime apparel and donate a gold coin, or the folding stuff, to fill a bucket for Can Assist’s Yass branch.

Whose cosy idea was that?

Last year, local schools held a Can Assist pyjama day and Donna, who volunteered for the group on losing her sister Jayne to cancer, decided it should “get the whole town in”.

How much did the venture raise?

Friday’s bucket-shaking street appeal raised nearly $4000 alone. By Wednesday, Donna will have collected all Can Assist tins from supporting schools and businesses to tally by the weekend. “We think next year will be even bigger,” she said. Save the date for the last Friday of July in 2018 (27th).