Send a 'Warm and Fuzzy' message!

At the end of every Canteen program, young people write a heartfelt message to one of their new buddies – a tradition they call ‘Warm & Fuzzy’.
You can send a ‘warm and fuzzy’ message of support right now to young people whose lives have been impacted by cancer. It will brighten up their day!

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Warm & Fuzzy Messages

Alexander class 1g from VIC

I like bandanas

Alex R from VIC from VIC

Hi my name is Alex I hope you are having a wonderful bandanna day.All of the people out there who have cancer good luck and I hope you are having a really good time and doing well. I believe that bandanas look cool on you. Everyone should buy a bandana to help all of the people in need.If you are getting a little sick just remember you will get through it. And I have a great 👍🏻 rest of your day. 🤪😜🤪😎

Jemimah S from VIC

To all of the people who have cancer I hope you get better and have a good life and to all that have brought a bandanna to help the people who have cancer you have made a big difference to that person that you gave the money to.

Joseph from VIC

Having cancer is hard it can shatter a young and old persons life anytime if u have cancer you aren’t different you are special and u are awesome just keep on pushing!😊😊

Dustan from ACT

Bandannas are cool

Rohail A from VIC

Hi you are cool. Good luck.

Izzy from QLD

Happy Bandanna Day! You are all so inspiring and so so loved. You have so much support from everyone; the hospital, your families, and every single person who is celebrating Bandanna Day! Get well soon

Stella from VIC

Hi and I am Stella I am really sorry for you being in hospital unwell, and in covid 19 I really hope u have some fun in your day. How have you been in hospital? I hope that you are going really well. Well, I think that bandannas are really cool 😎 and colourful! hope to hear from you soon Stella

Andrea from VIC

Hello kids of the royal children’s hospital, I hear some of you have cancer so I am writing this letter to all of you so you feel warm inside I hope your parents are give you company so your not lonely. I also hope you met some friends, have FaceTimes and your family comes to see you From the best Andrea

Jason Williamson from VIC

If you have cancer and you think your different..well you not at all your just a human being like all the rest of us. Probably the people that call you weird or different are probably just jealous of how cool you really are. Remember your not different you like all us humans to. Get well soon!💎

Jed from VIC

If you have cancer doesn’t mean you can’t have a great life:)

Jimbo from WA

Jimbo wants to send positive thoughts your way, hang in there and stay strong!

Prince from VIC

To those that have cancer I feel very bead for you I really do so I wish you good luck and you journey through this hard time for you

Lora from QLD

Hi all, I’m here saying never give up, my family and I will always be behind you no matter what. I believe in you and the rest of Australia is behind you because you are the next generation so you are the ones that are next in line so you be you and I’ll be me and no matter what, I will always support you.

Ivy from VIC

Just telling everyone out there never worry about what anyone thinks because you are you and that’s all that matters. Stay Strong, Stay Safe and BE YOU!

Keiana from VIC

Happy national bandanna everyone! Anyone and everyone who is unfortunately suffering from diseases ,such as cancer, I would like to let you know that you are not alone. I’m sure you at least have one person who will be supporting you the whole way through. Even if there isn’t, you have me! I will always support people with illness in fact I think you are the top of the top 🤗😁😃🥰😌😉😊 Hope your doing well!

C.G from VIC

I hope you are happy and safe. Hopefully you will get better soon and I also want to let you know to never give up

ME from VIC

Dear Mate, I hope you are well. You will get better as soon as possible. I hope you have eaten and drank you water everyday. Your cancer will get better with the hospital on your side. You are a brave and a great person. You are very brace by facing these challenges. I hope you have a great life and get better soon.

HV from VIC

I hope you get better. Cancer sux, so stay strong. We are thinking of you.

AD from VIC

while your in hospital we are thinking of you i hope that u can overcome this time you are the one and only

M.M from VIC

hopefully you get better and stay strong and never give up.just so you know we are here for you.

TL from VIC

I hope you will get well soon. I am thinking of you and sending you positive thoughts.

M.B from VIC

hi! i just wanted to let you know that you are the best in every way! you are strong and you need to stay strong, you are loved! there is not one person in this world that is perfect. you need to know that you are awesome don't stay in the shadows come out in the sun! show who you really are, don't listen to negative thoughts listen to the people that love you! your the best in every way!!!

A.B from VIC

I hope all is well and your in good health. I hope I can give your day lots of brightness. never give up and fight back. There is a beast inside you and we want you to fight back. Godbless.

KJ from VIC

Make sure you surround yourself with people you love and just be yourself

M.K from VIC

You are doing amazing! Just keep trying your best you can do it. If you ever get lost, you are loved :)

CC from VIC

I hope you will feel better and have more hope on yourself. Always stay strong and never give up on yourself. Know that there's always hope in life even though you're having a hard time.

DP from VIC

I hope you are always putting that frown upside down. Sending you good messages

M.A from VIC

I wish you get better soon. We know it's been a hard year but keep up the good work and never give up on getting better.

x.m from VIC

hi I hope you get better and give your 100% in getting better I am so sorry to hear that you are felling not good you should never give up and make sure to believe in your self have a good day and take care from x.m

L.S from VIC

You can do this! Keep fighting, I know you can do this because the love and the kindness is out hearts always wins, I know you can beat this. Kind regards: L.S

SJ from VIC

Dear Buddy, I hope you feel better soon. Stay strong and have lots of hope. You've through so much, don't give up now!

Mia from VIC

Hello there people with cancer! I feel bad, but I hope you guys have a great life with warm and fuzzy help :)

HS from VIC

Hello! You are awesome. you are loved and protected. you will get through it just keep trying! stay strong and try your best! you can overcome any obstacle. Warm regards, HS.

NT from VIC

I really hope you're doing well with what you're going through. I hope you're also been well during lock down, I don't want to take up too much of you're day, but take care and push through your struggles and know that we support you. God Bless :D

RS from VIC

I want you to know never give even though we haven't met before i just want you to know me and all my friends are praying for you i hope you keep pushing so you can get better

Hajin from VIC

Hello there! How are you and what have you been doing? I just wanted to say that you are a person who is special and someone who is a star! Are you feeling today? Remember that you are not alone. Thousands of people are here in the world to support you. If someone syas something offensive, tell me! I will teach them how it feels like to have to stay still at home and do nothing! Even though your time can be hard, you are strong. I have been thinking that you are very brave to stay strong in tough times! hope you have a good time soon! Hope you have fun with your family as well

Leah from VIC

Dear you, I hope you are doing okay! I don't have much to write but I just wanted to make sure your doing OK. Remember to be a brave and confident person, and let nothing block your way! Good luck! Love, Leah

Bill from VIC

Hello there. I want to say that you are not the only person who is in cancer during lockdown. Many others are also in cancer during this time and they are like you with almost nothing to do, like me. I hope up you are somehow staying healthy and fit during cancer and we all hope that you will stay healthy and make it through this difficult time

Alexander from VIC

Hi my name is AJ how are you going today?You look just as beautiful as you are on the inside! Here is a hug from me to you! I hope this letter brightens up your day happy Halloween 🎃

Jules from SA

Times might be tough but you are not alone, we are all right here by your side :)

Lena from VIC

You've got this

Dori Wronski from QLD

Hey there Just letting you know that you are way stronger than you think. Always. And you are not alone. We all here for you Sending healing and love to your way 🌸❤

Vicki from QLD

I wish you all the happiness in the world! No matter what comes at you, I know you will overcome any challenge!

Kathy from NSW

You are amazing you are strong you are loved most of all you are beautiful ❤️♾❤️ YOU ARE A WARRIOR

Kylie Chalmers from WA

Even though times may appear tough. Know that you are stronger than you think. You got this. Know we are all supporting you.

Charlotte Cooke from QLD

Although you are going through hard times, just know that we love you and are here for you. I hope you get better soon. ❤️❤️

Iha from QLD

Hey! I know you're going through some tough times right now, but I want you to know that we're here for you. we love you!!!

Shannon from NSW

Hey there! You ARE going to get through this. You are SO much stronger than you think! Just keep fighting. I believe in you. X

Ariana from QLD


Arianna from QLD

I'm so proud of you. And you should be too please never give up ✨ *Gives big hug*

Lennox Smith from QLD

Hi, I am 10 yrs old and I sold my first box of Bandannas with the help of my mum Claire. I was happy to help raise funds for all the children out there that are not feeling well. I hope they feel better soon. From Lennox Smith and my mum Claire Lonergan 😘😘😘

Noelene from WA

Hi I'm wanting you to know how much I'm putting into helping you and this great course

Sam from VIC

Hi, I wish you well with your cancer treatment if you can possibly get it. Sadly I do not have a photo of me showing my help but I hope you the best.

Christopher from NSW

Stay strong people, nothing can break you down ;) :)

Mel from QLD

So glad to help.lost a close friend to this horrible illness

Mel from QLD

So glad I can help

Jett from SA

I'll be shaving my head at school assembly in a few weeks to support amazing kids just like you. Stay strong 💪💕

AMY from NSW

Hello my new friend, I just want you to know that you are strong, brave, and amazing 👏 there are definitely better and greater days and wonderful things coming your way, love and light to you ❤

Amiel from NSW

Hi there ☺ I just wanna say be strong. Never give up and keep smiling. You will get through this. There are many people who love and support you. You got this warrior. God bless you. Much love ♥

Chantelle from NSW

Superheroes don't wear capes, they wear hospital gowns in my eyes you are the true hero. My prayers, hugs and kisses go out to you, your strength is beyond what most adults could handle. You are my hero 💕

Lily from NSW

No one knows what is around the corner we just have to take each day as it comes. With each new day comes new hope, new chances and new friends.

Sharon from NSW

You are a strong, brave and wonderful. May you always know how special and important ypu are. Sending so much love you xx

Gwen from SA

Stay strong & keep smileing

Pam from VIC

Keep up the good fight my brther proved it can be done

Jess from NSW

Dear young warrior, You are not alone. There are people on your side who are thinking of you, standing by you, loving you, praying for you and holding onto hope for you. They will walk through the shadows with you, both when you feel strong and for those times when you feel like you don't have any fight left in you. Keep fighting. There's so much still to live for. You've got this.

Mary from VIC

You are stronger than you have ever imagined, you are very brave, and this is just part of a challenge in life. You will overcome this and know that you are loved xx

Kristan from VIC

Always keep your eyes & heart forward. Look forward to life's many possibilities & what could be & not what has been experienced, processed. It's the past because it should forgotten but embraced all experiences your privileged to accomplish.... You need to love you. Past, present and future.. b4 you can love someone else..

Phil from WA

Hello, what ever you are doing now please stop look into a mirror and smile because you are my hero 😁❤️❤️

Kyle from SA

You are so brave, and so loved. I hope you're feeling better soon. Stay strong, and know you're in my heart and prayers. xx

Rochelle from QLD

Hey beautiful lady, Keep on charging you are doing a wonderful job. Lub u long time!! Sending lots of love ❤

Caitlyn from SA

You are so much stronger than you think you are. You will get through this. You are doing a great job! I hope this message makes you smile 😊

Kayla from NSW

Hey 😊 I hope you’re having a good day !! I’m sending you all my love and wish you get well very soon Look at you, you’re so strong and I know you’ve got this keep smiling and stay up you little fighter

Renee from VIC

Hi! I'm a 38 year old wife to Troy and mum of 9 year Lachlan. I've always wanted to shave my head for a charity and after growing my hair for 3 years I decided Bandanna Day was the charity to do it for. My goal is $2,000 & so far I'm doing well to reach that at $1,300. So many people are touched by Cancer and I hope the little bit I'm doing gives you and others like you something to smile about and the support you need in your time of need. Stay strong & take one day at a time! Cheers, Renee xo

Reaghan from ACT

To whomever get thus message just know you are not alone!! I have many loved ones who have battled/ are battling cancer and they always tell me that it's just nice to know there is someone there to help! You've got this!!!

Jaimie from VIC

Hey Hey 😊 I hope you’re having a good day !! I’m sending you all my love ❤️❤️ Look at you, you’re so strong and I know you’ve got this ☀️ keep smiling and stay up you little fighter 💪🏽

Mel from NSW

My name is Mel i live in beautiful merimbula on the south coast of nsw! I wanted to write a little message because im sure whoever is reading this has been through some tough times recently and from my experience kids who are faced with tough times are so positive and resilient, little superhero’s in my book! I hope you are looking forward to the warmer weather, we have a beautiful beach here in merimbula which i hope you get to see one day! Big hugs from merimbula and I hope things in the future are bright and beautiful just like you 🥰

Julie from SA

Remember you are stronger than you believe Stronger than you seem Smarter than you think

Louise from TAS

Please know that you are dearly loved. What you do with your life is important, and it matters. But more than what you do, how you do it matters. Stay true to yourself. Don’t forget about the little guy. Step up and smell the roses. Never give up on your dreams. You are worth it, never stop being you.

Olivia cay from TAS

I know things seem tough right now but you are tougher and will always have support and have the strength to keep fighting. You've got this we're all here to keep supporting and encouraging you

Bec from VIC

I hope you have a good day and night we are al here to help you

AJ and Zara from WA

Hi! We’re AJ (tan coloured) and Zara (brindle/brown coloured) and we just wanted to give you a big hug! We’re both sad we can’t really hug you, so here’s a picture of us snuggling, wishing you could cuddle with us! We know that you’re going through something hard right now, but stay strong! Good days are like a tennis ball. Sometimes it seems really far away, but you just gotta chase it! We’re chasing tennis balls for you! Mum says we have to go for a walk now, but we’ll be thinking about you and dreaming about a day when we can see you! 🐶🐶 Love AJ and Zara xx

Sarah from WA

You're so strong for going through what you're going through and not giving up I am so so proud of you and I wish the very best for you and am with you in spirit fighting alongside you. Lots of love 💝

Allan from NSW

Virtual Hug to All. Head shave for cancer for me.

Candice from QLD

Nobody knows what it takes to face what you are facing unless they have been there themselves. You are incredible and loved and more resilient than you realise. We lost my husband this year to cancer and he was always more concerned with our kids coping than himself. Canteen was there for us and we are here for you. Sending you soo much love.

Iris from SA

No matter how tough your day maybe, remember there is sunshine in your soul. There is all joy in your heart, and you are always loved 😍 💛 ❤ 💖 💙 ♥ sending my love to you each and every day....

Caroline from NSW

Hi! I'm actually a member of Canteen myself and I wanted to raise some money this year so Canteen can help other young people like they've helped me :) I hope you feel the support and love from Canteen that I have felt and that it has helped you through your journey.

Amba from SA

There’s always sunshine after the rain. Sending love and strength 🌈 💕

Danica from NSW

I believe in you! You are strong then us all and you can do this! I’m here for you and supporting by far! You are my superheroes that all secretly wear capes! I’m so glad I can be apart of your journey with any help I can! ❣️

Dakota from QLD

Hello I hope your doing well today. You my be struggling with your health right now but: I hope u get better shortly. I will do everything I possible can to help you though your Journey just stay positive for me I hope u get better in the near future.

Tiffany Keech from NSW

My daughter Lily and I are sending lots of love to those fighting cancer. We hope during these hard times your still finding the time to smile

Mel from VIC

Thank you a million times over for everyone’s support. ❤️ As a young person at Canteen personally, it means the world to me and everyone here. To everyone else at Canteen, you are all so amazing and strong! Don’t ever forget how much strength, bravery and courage you have 💕

Zanzii from QLD

You are loved. There is support. I know personally how difficult it is to have this disease bulldoze your universe, but there is always light. In your friends, in your family, in your favorite blanket. May you find comfort in the love wrapped around you. And may your smile beam ❤️

John from NSW

All the best

Shannen-lee moore from QLD

Hugs & kisses coming your way with lots of positive vibes 😘

Kelly from VIC

Hello you gorgeous worriers, You are loved and cherished by all around you and many more and as strong as you can ever be keep your chin up and your head held high remember to keep smiling you are amazing and always will be your the best you that you can possibly be, you can do anything you put your mind to dream big lovely I will be thinking of you everyday Sending all my love and hugs xoxox I love love you gorgeous

Jacqueline from VIC

You are stronger than you think! You are so brave! Keep up the good work!!! I hope this message makes you smile

Lyndal Martinovic from VIC

Hi lovely Sending you my prayers and love. Stay strong and you can get through this. Love Lyndal ❤️❤️❤️

Jacquie from SA

You are amazing and such a super hero. I'm amazed with all you go through you have a beautiful smile. Keep smiling you amazing strong super hero.

Kyla from QLD

Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage that continues to count. As long as you have hope and courage, there is no telling what the future holds for you. Stay strong!

Anita from VIC

Wishing you all the best on your journey, what an inspiration you are to all around you, you've got this!!

samantha from NSW

you are doing amazing never give up everyone believes in you and we all care keep fighting and stay strong

Tori from VIC

No matter what life puts you through. You are strong enough to get though it. Believe in yourself and you will always accomplish what you put your mind to 😁❤️

Danielle from QLD

Keep fighting and know you are not alone ,you are stronger then you think and braver then you will ever know. Love to you ❤

Kimberley from QLD

Hi There! It’s been a long time since I’ve written one of these but I still have every one I got on camp when I was a member of Canteen. Remember that you are loved and have the strength to get through anything life is throwing at you right now. You have the ability to do anything you want with your life and even when it seems like nothing is going the right way or everything is falling to pieces you have people who support you and can pick you back up and help you through whatever is going on. Take time for yourself, spend time with your family (either biological or the canteen one, because we both know that canteen is our family now too) and keep in mind that you are stronger than you realise but it’s okay to experience your emotions as they come. You are safe and you are loved and I wish you all the best and hope you keep on shining!

Trista from QLD

I just want to say always remember your are stronger then u think your journey has just begun and now is the time to reach for the stars u can be anything u want to be u can achieve anything you want to never give up u are beautiful and loved and stronger then ever sending u love n hugs xoxoxox

Kylie from NSW

You shine brighter than the brightest of stars. Keep fighting you are stronger than you think and loved more than you know.

chezz from VIC

You are stong and beautiful you can do anything if you put your mind to it Now put a smile on that gorgeous dial :) xoxo

Nicole from TAS

You are strong and you can do anything

Breeanna from QLD

Never forget how beautiful and strong you are! Love life 💗

Renee from NSW

You are braver than you know !!! Keep smiling , think positive , enjoy each day, Hold your head high and be proud . You are an inspiration to so many people , Sending you so many hugs and so much love right now 💗 💖 💓 💕

Jodie from VIC

Hello, You are awesome. You are loved and cared about, even by strangers like me. Being a teen is hard enough without the added challenge of having cancer, but you’re a trooper, I believe in your strength and I’ve got your back, always. Love, Your grumpy surrogate uncle

Jess from WA

Keep fighting your battles even when you feel like leaving. Find at least 1 thing that makes you happy today 😊

Shaq from NSW

Love you to Maccas and back

Jess from WA

Be as positive as you can be through hard times 😊🌻✨

Mark Timbs from QLD

Did you know that superman gets his super human strength from the sun? He can lift an entire planet!! Yet compared to you. He is weak! You are strong, you are amazing! Keep smiling. You are doing a great job!

Lulu from SA

Stay positive and keep smiling!

Helen from NSW

Hearing your stories inspires me every day

Georgie from NSW

You stories are inspirational! Keep staying strong and positive.

Cherie from WA

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass It's about learning how to DANCE IN THE RAIN!

Steve from VIC

We’ll get through this together, knowing there are brighter days ahead for both of us.

Kelsey from NSW

Stay positive and remember to keep smiling!

Jayne from NSW

You've got this! I hope you have a fabulous day.

Samantha from QLD

You are stronger than you think! I know it's tough but you're doing a great job. I hope this message makes you smile. :)