Brisbane “buccaneers” weren’t stealing treasure today, instead they’ve been collecting loot for Talk Like A Pirate Day.

The annual fundraising event aims to provide support to kids and their families affected by cancer.

Stephanie Panitzki reports.


Well shiver me timbers, if it isn’t Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Vox 1: “The only day you can get away with sounding like this.”

Pirates young and old were stationed around Brisbane collecting some much needed loot for families impacted by childhood cancer.

The Childhood Cancer Support group got into true swashbuckling spirit, along with Brisbane ad agency Laundry Group and Translink.

There was a jumping castle and chocolate coins for the kids, with the main goal of having fun and spreading the message.

Melanie Long, Childhood Cancer Support: “So what we’re trying to do is raise awareness through a fun day, raise some money for children who aren’t having much fun at the time.”

CCS hopes to expand the accommodation available to families, while also providing financial and emotional support.

Margi Ward, Childhood Cancer Support: “I’ve been here for seven years now so i’ve got to know a lot of families that have been here in the past that do pop in from time to time.”

Childhood Cancer Support provides all of its services at no cost so that families are able to remain together throughout the treatment process.

They’re hoping to raise one-hundred thousand dollars from the day.

Stephanie Panitzki QUT NEWS.