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Aussies are set to spend the day in their pyjamas to raise money for vulnerable children in foster care.

It comes as today, Friday 17 July, is National Pyjama Day, a day dedicated to encouraging the community to raise vital funds for The Pyjama Foundation.

Founded in 2004, the foundation works to give children in foster care the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills, and confidence.

Chief Executive Bronwyn Sheehan said while this year’s celebrations may look different because of the pandemic, she is confident the community will help in whatever way they can.

“Many people are already staying in their pyjamas in the comfort of their own home, so why not use this extra time to wear them for purpose and help raise money to support kids in care,” she said.

“Money raised by the day enables us to continue expanding our reach and supporting many more vulnerable children across the country.

“With statistics showing more than 90% of children in care will fall below the average reading level by age 7, this service has never been more important.”

She added staying in your pyjamas and raising funds will help change the lives of so many children in foster care.

Last year more than 1,800 participants from schools to law firms donned their pyjamas at events around the country.

For more information or to donate, go to the National Pyjama Day website.

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