Ladies’ night for char­ity

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Jack Lawrie Jack.Lawrie@cnbtimes.com.au

LAWN BOWLS: MONTO Bowls Club and Just Teasin’s Bras ‘n’ Bowls event proved to be a big hit last Fri­day, rais­ing $4500 for Can­cer Coun­cil and Mc­Grath Foun­da­tion.

Just Teasin’ owner Judi Bald­win, who or­gan­ised the event to raise aware­ness of breast can­cer, praised the sup­port from the com­mu­nity.

“We came up with the event and or­gan­ised it in two weeks, but it came to­gether so well,” Mrs Bald­win said.

The evening’s fes­tiv­i­ties stayed in­doors for the most part, save a quick round of Spi­der, where at­ten­dees bowled for prizes.

Amanda Sal­is­bury from Monto Hos­pi­tal and Sasha Kay from Pa­cific Plas­tic Surgery Bund­aberg spoke about care op­tions and the chang­ing at­ti­tudes and in­creas­ing open­ness about breast can­cer.

There were more than 20 prizes to win, plus a swathe of items do­nated by lo­cal busi­nesses to be won in the char­ity auc­tion and raf­fle.

Bowls club ladies’ pres­i­dent Bron­wyn Tor­rens said there were some ini­tial con­cerns the club wouldn’t get the num­bers needed but those con­cerns were quickly put to rest.

“So many busi­nesses pitched in, we had plenty of prizes to give away,” Mrs Tor­rens said.

Mrs Bald­win is con­sid­er­ing an event for next year.

We or­gan­ised the event in two weeks, but it came to­gether so well. — Judi Bald­win

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RAIS­ING HOPE: Many of the pa­trons came out in pink for the event.

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Mark Tor­rens and Lyn Woodall.

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Judi Bald­win thanks the com­mu­nity.

Kim Poin­ton, Merle Clark and Donna McI­nally.

Anita Sal­is­bury, Judi Bald­win, Sasha Kay and Han­nah Ogle.

The event was pri­mar­ily a so­cial gath­er­ing.

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Wilma, Mar­garet, Hazel and Sylvia.

Kevin Davis won a vase do­nated by Gerri’s Nurs­ery.

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