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Kids Planet Preston nurseries wear ‘Orange for Azaylia’

Posted on - 14th July, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Health, Kid's stuff, People, Preston News, Proud Preston

Kids Planet Preston was one of 65 Kids Planet nurseries taking part in ‘Wear Orange for Azaylia’ Day
on Thursday 29th June, raising £4000 along with the Kids Planet Head Office.

Safiyya Vorajee, the co-founder of The Azaylia Foundation, paid a visit to Kids Planet Preston on the day to raise awareness of childhood cancer and teach the children important values – whilst having fun.

The charity was created in August 2021 to fight childhood cancer, in memory of Safiyya’s late daughter Azaylia Diamond Cain. She set up the charity along with Azaylia’s father Ashley Cain in 2021, after they tragically lost their daughter Azaylia Diamond Cain to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia at just eight months old.

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On the day, there were a variety of fun activities with the orange-clad youngsters – such as making sandcastles, playdough and masks – alongside promoting these messages, whilst there was also a fundraising cake sale and raffle.

A group of young children doing craft with one young girl looking at the camera
Kids Planet nurseries Wear Orange for Azaylia campaign

The colour orange was chosen as it represents leukaemia, with various famous landmarks, such as Niagra Falls, the London Eye and Blackpool Tower, even lighting up orange for Azaylia during her journey.

Kirsty Powell, Nursery Manager at Kids Planet Preston, said: “I just wanted to thank you for everyone’s support. I am thrilled and delighted we have been able to combine all our settings efforts to raise awareness for childhood cancers as I know this effect our children and families in the Kids Planet Group.

“This was something I felt very passionate about and how we support those children and families and I know the families here at Preston loved every minute, from the raffle to the orange peeling competition and our visitor last week.”

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