Yellow Day

By Maria Russell

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I’ve taken a stand against blood cancer.

Rhys Slater was a member of our Hillbrook Early Learning  community in the early 1990's. He loved fire trucks and the colour yellow. While Rhys and his family fought his battle with leukaemia the impact was felt by Hillbrook staff, families and children but sadly, his fight ended in 1994, aged only 5 years old. 

Afterwards, Yellow Day was born when Rhys' mum planted a yellow flowering wattle tree in the early learning centre playground. The tree is still there and little yellow flowers blossom every Yellow Day. The children, staff and students decorate the tree and the playground in yellow and wear yellow clothes as well as donate money to the Leukaemia Foundation. 

So, help us remember Rhys and make a difference by donating to the Leukaemia Foundation to help the 50 Australians who will be told that they have blood cancer today. And tomorrow - another 50 families will be devastated by the same news.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts xo

My Achievements

Congrats! You've hit your goal!

$80 raised - you've given a family a night of emergency accommodation!

You've covered genetic testing!

You've given a family a whole weeks accommodation near treatment

$1,000 raised - you've made a tube gene test with state-of-the-art-technology possible

You've covered 3 months of lab costs for vital blood cancer research

You've fund life changing research for 3 months

Thank you to my Supporters


Hillbrook School

From Yellow Day 2019


Hillbrook Anglican School

Yellow Day Fundraiser


Shari Vos


Megan Gibson

Thank you 🙏🏼 from Evie and Archie


Judith Nagle

So happy to support this!


Louise Messer


Hazel Dean


Katie Millar


Melissa Letts

Thank you for organising


Fiona Hills


Ellen Mackay


Mark Herriman


Lorraine Blake


Matt & Laura Honore


Maria Russell