Ballarat North Early Learning Centre staff and students don tracky dacks to support children's charity TLC for Kids

TRACKY dacks are the ultimate comfort garment but many people won’t wear them in public – except when supporting a good cause.

About 80 children and staff from Ballarat North Early Learning Centre donned their comfy tracksuit pants yesterday to support Tracky Dack Day for children’s charity TLC for Kids.

For a gold coin donation they spent the day in comfort knowing the money would go toward helping provide distraction boxes for children in hospitals throughout Australia, or supporting families of sick children.

COMFORT: Adeline, 18 months, and her friends and carers at Ballarat North Early Learning Centre were comfy in the knowledge that wearing their tracky dacks helped raise money to buy distraction boxes for children in hospital.

COMFORT: Adeline, 18 months, and her friends and carers at Ballarat North Early Learning Centre were comfy in the knowledge that wearing their tracky dacks helped raise money to buy distraction boxes for children in hospital.

”Anything to do with kids is close to our hearts of course, and who doesn’t want to wear trackies to work,” said the centre’s assistant director Tammy Holmes.

“We absolutely love that charity and the work it does.”

TLC for Kids founder Tim Conolan said wearing tracky dacks was a way to show support for children in hospital.

“Hospital staff encourage kids to wear tracky dacks … to change that scope of thinking they’re sitting in pyjamas feeling sick and sorry. It helps with recovery,” he said.