Yellow Day for Rhys

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 when his family received the devastating news that he had leukaemia. Tragically, he lost his battle in 1994, aged 5 years old. The impact was felt throughout our community so Yellow Day was created to remember Rhys, as well as raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.  

Today, more than 50 Australians will be told that they have blood cancer and tomorrow - another 50 families will be devastated by the same news.

The money raised will help provide care for those in need right now — and it will fund the brightest researchers to continue uncovering faster diagnoses and better treatments to save lives. 

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


Maria Woods


Matthew Honore

From Reuben and Rory x


Suzanne Stainforth


Grace Carlton


Winter Carlton



The story of Rhys brought tears to my eyes. Something no parent should have to go through. What a beautiful way of keeping his memory and story alive.


Hicks Girls


Ellen Mackay


Shari Vos


Lindsay Blake


Francesca Jaiyeola

What a wonderful way to celebrate a beautiful little boys life, cut way to short. Thank you for sharing his story and keeping his memory alive.


Archie And Evie

Thank you so much for doing this each year. It means a lot to many people. From Archie and Evie Mitchell’s mum


Maria Russell