Stumping up for cricket fundraiser
A NORTH Beach family is hoping a community cricket match will go a long way to helping women with breast cancer.
The Gmeiner family has organised a Pink Stumps Day at Charles Riley Reserve on February 10 from 1.30pm to raise money for the McGrath Foundation, which funds breast care nurses across Australia.
Teagan Gmeiner said her grandmother died of cancer 25 years ago and believed hosting the event would benefit the community and people with breast cancer.
They will hold a Twenty20 cricket match at the oval, as well as a raffle, auction and sausage sizzle.
“We are hoping it will be a lot of fun and have a bit of humour,” she said. “It’s for a good cause; I think that cancer affects everyone.”
Perth Scorchers Women’s Big Bash League player Mathilda Carmichael has donated signed gear for auction.
People are asked to contribute a note donation if they want to be part of the match.
Spectators can watch for a gold coin donation.
Perth Scorchers’ Mathilda Carmichael (back) with Melissa, Murray , Lynda, (front) Teagan and Kira-Lee Gmeiner.