Tickled pink by Test win
A trip with a difference.
FOR Grant Edgar, who won the Ultimate Pink Test competition, the greatest privilege will be representing his late wife and expressing his gratitude to breast cancer nurses.
The win will see the Fremantle local fly to Sydney for days three and four of the Sydney Test after he signed up to hold a Pink Stumps Day on February 23 at Fremantle District Cricket Club.
Mr Edgar, whose wife passed away in January 2018, first signed for the 2017-18 pink season.
“This year (2018) we raised over $5000,” he said.
“We have signed up again, hopefully to raise some more funds for the McGrath Foundation and the breast cancer nurses.
“The support I knew Beth had from the nurse Karen Spriggs, she was available night or day for a phone call, it provided such reassurance. Even after she passed, they kept in contact to see how I was going.”
The club vice-president said when he signed up for the competition he did not think he was going to win.
“I wrote about my wife Beth’s journey and the great care she had from the nurses throughout the time,” he said.
“When I got the email I sat there for five minutes thinking it was a hoax, it was a huge surprise.”
The trip isn’t just a cricket test – it was on his and his wife’s bucket list.
“It falls on the anniversary for her passing and it was a bucket list to go to the Pink Test, obviously more relevant when she got breast cancer,” he said.
“It is a huge privilege to represent Beth on the day and all the other sufferers of breast cancer.”
Fremantle Districts Cricket Club vice president Grant Edgar won the Ultimate Pink Test.