Raising awareness of childhood cancer

On the verge of her final treatment after two years of chemotherapy, St Joseph’s School, Chelsea, student Bridgette has turned her attention to raising funds and awareness of childhood cancer. At a recent orange-themed assembly, Bridgette thanked the school community before presenting the proceeds of her fundraising to Koala Kids and the Monash Children’s Cancer Centre.

Bridgette attracted media attention in 2016 when her invention of a band-aid dispenser won her a trip to NASA as part of the Origin’s littleBIGidea competition. Bridgette speaks about her motivations for raising funds and awareness for this important cause.