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Airservices rolling out in support of CanTeen’s National Bandanna Day

25 Oct 2012

Airservices aviation fire fighters will be supporting young people living with cancer when they get behind National Bandanna Day tomorrow.

National Bandanna Day is CanTeen’s biggest annual fundraiser with a goal to sell one million bandannas. This year Airservices staff in Broome, Canberra, Karratha, Launceston, Perth and Sydney will be doing their part to help CanTeen reach this target.

Airservices Executive General Manager Government and Industry Affairs, Unni Menon, said that CanTeen is one of Airservices three staff-nominated charities.

“National Bandanna Day is a great opportunity for everyone in the community to show their support for young people living with cancer,” Mr Menon said.

“Airservices matches all confirmed donations raised by our staff dollar-for-dollar and I encourage everyone to support National Bandanna Day.”

In Sydney aviation fire fighters will drive a MK8 fire tender to the CBD and sell bandannas.

In Perth aviation fire fighters will also drive a MK8 fire tender to the CBD and sell bandannas.

The high-visibility Mk8 fire vehicles are the largest fire fighting vehicles in Australia and can discharge almost 9000 litres of water within two minutes of arrival at an emergency.

Airservices aviation fire fighters in Broome, Karratha and Launceston will sell the bandannas at their respective airports with Airservices staff in Canberra selling bandannas at Airservices head office.

“In 2011 Airservices matched the 18 thousand dollars raised for CanTeen by employees. I hope we can better that figure this year,” Mr Menon said.