Wests Tigers are proud to be supporting today's Footy Colours Day initiative.

As a part of the day Wests Tigers player Rod Griffin visited the Children's Hospital at Westmead, spending time with a number of young fans.

Wests Tigers merchandise was also given out at the Sydney Children's Hospital at Randwick.

Footy Colours Day directly supports Fight Cancer Foundation’s education support program, which works with major paediatric hospitals to keep kids with cancer engaged with their education.

Developed in 2005 with the support of The Royal Children’s Hospital, Fight Cancer Foundation’s education support program now helps engage young learners in Victoria, South Australia (through the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide) and New South Wales (through the Children’s Hospital (Westmead) and the Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick).

Learners with cancer who are absent from school for long periods often become isolated from their school and friends. Many drop class levels when they return to school and find it difficult to engage with their education. Fight Cancer Foundation’s education support program enables young learners to maintain their education and connection with their school and school friends. They are also supported by a flexible, tailored education program that works around their illness and treatment, allowing them to resume their lives as quickly as possible.