PM lends weight to Canberra-led campaign to help 60,000 sick kids who are missing school

By Ross Peake
Updated October 12 2015 - 12:18am, first published October 11 2015 - 11:45pm
Co-founder of Missing School Inc, Megan Gilmour, at her home in Hawker with her son, Darcy, 15. Photo: Graham Tidy
Co-founders of Missing School Inc, Megan Gilmour, left, and Gina Meyers at Megan's home in Hawker. Megan's son, Darcy, 15, missed 18 months of schooling due to various illnesses and their treatment. Photo: Graham Tidy

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will add his weight to the launch of a national campaign on Monday to help families of the 60,000 Australian children who miss classes at school while being treated for a serious illness.