Tick­led pink by Test win

A trip with a dif­fer­ence.

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

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.”

Pic­ture: Andrew Ritchie com­mu­ni­tynews.com.au d489763

Fre­man­tle Dis­tricts Cricket Club vice pres­i­dent Grant Edgar won the Ul­ti­mate Pink Test.

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