West Coast digs deep for success
with Josh Kennedy THROUGH Dig Deep Day, the West Coast Eagles have become the largest corporate donor across the state to Council Council WA.
Since its inception in 2005, Dig Deep Day has been an amazing success and has brought in more than $1 million for cancer research.
The 2014 campaign raised $142,000 and the fundraising goal this year is another sixfigure sum.
Much of that will occur around the annual Dig Deep Day game on Sunday, August 23, which is an Eagles home game against Western Bulldogs.
The club’s Cancer Council WA ambassador, Luke Shuey, is encouraging Eagles supporters and footy fans to buy a $5 Dig Deep wristband to wear at the match.
“It’s a great cause and over the journey the West Coast members and fans have been terrific supporters of the fundraising campaign,” Shuey said.
“With more than 60,000 members and hundreds of thousands of fans, we have a very large network of people who can and have supported the campaign in the past.”
The Dig Deep wristbands are already on sale at Caltex service stations, the West Coast Eagles team store and the Cancer Council WA shop in Subiaco.
They will also be available at the ground before and after the round 21 game.
All money raised helps provide support for West Australian cancer patients, including the Cancer Council’s Crawford and Milroy Lodges, which provide accommodation for country cancer patients who need to stay in Perth during their treatment.
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