Long­est ever fun-draiser

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

A LO­CAL busi­ness­man styling in a dash­ing pur­ple suit with match­ing top hat, an in­trigued croc­o­dile and 22 women crammed into a Lexus were the star per­form­ers at the Sher­a­ton Mi­rage Long­est Lunch last Fri­day.

Trevor Sands was a stand­out win­ner of best dressed with his Mad Hat­ter-in­spired suit - com­plete with the tags still at­tached - and raised more than $1200 for can­cer, more than three times the amount of the other en­trants.

‘‘The Mad Hat­ter doesn’t cut his tags off but I couldn’t have pulled it off with­out my wife’s chil­dren Michaela and Jack­son who bought the hat for my 50th birth­day re­cently,’’ he said.

‘‘Went to great ex­tremes to look a bit dif­fer­ent and raise more money for a very wor­thy cause.’’

A three-me­tre croc­o­dile was look­ing for his own feast in the lake right next to where more than 300 peo­ple in­dulged on the de­lec­ta­ble three-course menu.

Event or­gan­iser Jennifer Thomp­son, from A List Events, said a record $17,865 was raised for the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion dur­ing the day.

‘‘Lexus of Cairns do­nat­ing $150 for ev­ery push-up Mayor Bob Man­ning did - he did 25 push-ups,’’ she said.

Taipans play­ers Ja­mal Wil­son and Cameron Tra­gardh also waltzed their way to a $1000 do­na­tion and 22 women squeezed into a GX 350 Lexus to raise $2200.

Tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity Ed Phillips chose not to fol­low the lead of last year’s spe­cial guest Cameron Wil­liams who dived into the lake for a swim - much to the dis­ap­point­ment of the lurk­ing saltie.

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