Students help Pink Ladies in the Snow

Jindabyne Central School (JCS) students are doing their bit to raise awareness for breast cancer in the Monaro, packing 600 show bags for Pink Ladies in the Snow and helping to raise more than $5,000.

Year Five students organised a production line to fill bags with goodies to give to every person who registered for the Pink Ladies events at Perisher and Thredbo on Sunday.

The children packed products including Burt's Bees Lip Balm, Grippa Slippas, PartyLite candles, Snowy Mountains Cookies, Rojo headbands, discount cards from local businesses Trading in Design, Monster Sports and Schoo's Studio and pink ponchos from Breast Cancer Network Australia to allow skiers to "pink-up" for their ski run.

One of the students involved in packing the bags was 10-year-old Jayden Threadgold, who knows first hand about the impact of breast cancer.

Jayden's mother Mariska is a breast cancer survivor and he remembers too clearly the day-to-day reality of his mum undergoing chemotheraphy treatment.

"Packing these bags is my way of trying to help other people who have been impacted by breast cancer," he said.

Pink Ladies in the Snow organiser Helen Blackmore-Lee said she was astounded by how much work the JCS students had done to help out.

"If it wasn't for the school we'd still be trying to pack the bags," she said.

"Kudos to all the kids who helped. It's been a great way to teach them community values and hopefully give them awareness about breast cancer."

Participants who paid a $10 registration fee to join the Pink Ladies in the Snow ski run received a show bag.

Ms Blackmore-Lee said most of the more than $5,000 raised on Sunday was from registrations.

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