Join the movement to help young people impacted by cancer.

Friday 27 October 2023

Ways to get involved

Bandanna Day is Canteen’s iconic fundraiser to help young people impacted by cancer.
You can get involved in a range of ways to show your support and join the movement to stand up to cancer!

Sell bandannas for Canteen

Register your interest to sell bandannas as an individual, school or workplace!

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Cut, colour or cover your hair

Register your interest to take on a hair dare for Bandanna Day 2024!

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 10,000 steps a day for Bandanna Day

Take 10,000 steps a day in October and fundraise for Canteen!

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Buy bandannas online

Buy a bandanna (or two) from our online shop and wear your support.

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We've sold 22,917 bandannas so far this year!

How does Canteen help young people?

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Counselling and individual support

Canteen counsellors and psychologists are specially trained to understand the challenges cancer brings. Young people can share thoughts or feelings that other people in their lives might not be able to relate to.

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Peer support

Life can feel pretty lonely when you’re trying to deal with cancer. Through Canteen, young people can meet other young people living with cancer who really get what they’re going through.

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Youth Cancer Services

Youth Cancer Services provide world-leading, specialist, age-appropriate treatment and support for young cancer patients aged 15-25. Around 70% of all newly diagnosed young cancer patients are supported by the Youth Cancer Services.

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Canteen Connect 

An online community available 24/7 where young people impacted by cancer can connect with others in in a similar situation, check out events around the country and online and chat to a counsellor.

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Youth leadership

Through youth leadership, Canteen aims to provide young people with opportunities to develop skills and connections that will benefit their long term future while also contributing to the direction of the organisation.

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Robots service

Our robot enables young cancer patients to attend school from their hospital bed or home, allowing them to stay connected to school, friends and family, which can help to improve their coping skills and build resilience that will last them a lifetime.

Belle's Waves of Courage bandanna

Belle is National Bandanna Day’s youth ambassador. Belle has designed her own bandanna called ‘Waves of Courage’ to represent both her cancer journey and the things that bring joy to her life.

“I designed my bandanna ‘Waves of Courage’ to represent the things I love – like the ocean and summer days – but also my cancer journey. The rainbow and the healing hands are a homage to everyone at Canteen who has supported me along the way.”

Belle's bandanna is available for purchase here.

Read Belle's story

Together, let's stand up to cancer! #Bandannaday