Camp out raises can­cer funds

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

Al­most 200 men, women and chil­dren had a great week­end camp­ing at Woods Point re­cently and in the process raised about $3700 for prostate can­cer.

That amount plus an­other $4400 raised from other fund-rais­ing such as silent on­line auc­tions and do­na­tions is the re­sult of an ini­tia­tive thought up by Drouin man Brad Plumb last year.

His Big Plum Tours – a name Brad said was “dreamt up by a mate” – was started last year and raised about $5000 for prostate can­cer af­ter learn­ing his grand­fa­ther had been di­ag­nosed with it.

He said he ini­tially mainly approached fel­low mem­bers in a four-wheel drive club to take part.

Last year there were about 33 ve­hi­cles and 100 peo­ple and by word of mouth this year drew al­most twice as many ve­hi­cles and peo­ple.

Brad said he has planned and or­gan­ised all things him­self – items for auc­tion, trea­sure hunts, face paint­ing and a jump­ing cas­tle for the chil­dren and a live band “Plas­tered Sausage” that played well into the Satur­day night – but was form­ing a com­mit­tee to help cope with the grow­ing re­sponse.

Brad can be con­tacted on 0475 071 812 for in­for­ma­tion about fu­ture camps.

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