West Coast digs deep for suc­cess

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Training & Education -

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.

Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group is an af­fil­i­ated part­ner of the West Coast Ea­gles.

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