A GRADE two student organised for her school to host a Pink Ribbon Day to surprise her mum, but was surprised herself when The Block stars Bec and George visited Saint Francis Xavier Primary School.
Eight-year-old Breeanna Gale wrote a letter to the school’s principal at the start of term requesting that the school organise a fundraiser for breast cancer.
Kate Gale, Breeanna’s mother and a breast cancer survivor, found about the fundraiser when a letter was sent home from the principal stating they would grant the request.
“I was a bit embarrassed she did this behind my back – but very proud,” Ms Gale said.
Fans of The Block, the Gale family was inspired by Bec’s journey on the show as her mother died from breast cancer, and Ms Gale decided to contact her.
“They contacted us through our Facebook fan page and we thought that this was great and cute that Breeanna was putting this altogether,” Bec said.
“It’s still very fresh. My mum passed away only six months ago, but things like this are a nice way to celebrate her. I’m sure she’d be very happy.” The whole school came dressed in a ‘touch of pink’ and made a gold coin donation, raising about $420 for the Cancer Council.
Before Bec and George’s surprise appearance, she said the assembly would be the best part of the day.
“Now the best part of the day is Bec and George being here,” she said.