Bleeding Disorders Awareness Week 2019

Bleeding Disorders Awareness Week Around Australia

Hamlyn Banks Primary School

school students with red cakes

words about haemophilia chalked on the wall

Today Hamlyn Banks Primary dressed in red. We are raising funds for Bleeding Disorders Awareness Week. The money that we raise will go to the Haemophilia Foundation Australia to put towards research. 

At our school, we have two students who have haemophilia, Harrison and Callum. Their blood is different to other students because it does not clot, meaning the blood takes a while to stop. ‘Every second day I have a small needle put into my vein, which feeds me the medicine and it helps my blood clot,’ says Harrison. 

During the week, all students have been learning how blood disorders affect people’s lives.

Renee B – Grade 5 Hamlyn Banks Primary School

Red Classic, Albert Park Victoria

people in red walking beside Albert Park Lake

HFV hosted the Red Classic around Albert Park on a lovely Sunday afternoon. The sea of red looked great as people enjoyed a stroll and BBQ afterwards. 

Paint the Town Red

Paint the Town Red table and BBQ

Now in its 10th year, Paint the Town Red was run by Donna Field and her family in Neerim South, Victoria. It was another successful day for Donna and family as they sold cupcakes, a sausage sizzle and anything red. 


Staff at Calvary Mater eating red cakes at their stall

little boy eating red cake

Gavin Finkelstein with red cake

Sharon Caris with red cake

Tray of red cakes


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