Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt is calling on Far Northerners to get fancy this Friday to help local Playgroup associations.

“The Playgroup Association of Queensland is holding its inaugural ‘Dress Up Day’ this week and it would be great to see locals – both young and old – getting out their best fancy dress costumes to help raise funds for the Playgroup Children’s Foundation,” Mr Pitt said.

“Funds will go towards expanding Playgroup Queensland’s Early Intervention programs for disadvantaged families.

“These programs help a wide range of families including those with a child or parent with mental ill-health or a disability, those affected by environmental disasters, young and teenage parents and Indigenous families.

Mr Pitt visited Edmonton Playgroup today in the lead up to ‘Dress Up Day’ on Friday.

“Playgroup Queensland provides educational support for the developing minds of young Queenslander’s as well as emotional support for parents.

“The Bligh Government is committed to ensuring young Queenslanders get the best start to their education and we know that begins at home and parents and families are their children’s first teachers.

“Children absorb knowledge from the time they are born and what they learn in their early years sets them on the path for life success.

“We are aware that parents and carers want help to ensure they are providing their children with the best possible start in life.

“That’s why we support the great work done by Playgroup Queensland.”

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