At the races

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - News -

How to sup­port great causes through­out Melbourne’s Spring Car­ni­val, in­clud­ing on Cup Day next Tues­day.

BUSI­NESS­MAN Mal­colm Day did not know any­one who had bat­tled breast can­cer be­fore he be­came chair­man of Breast Can­cer Care WA (BCCWA) in 2004.

“Since then, I’ve had fam­ily and friends touched by breast can­cer and un­for­tu­nately some haven’t made it through the jour­ney,” he said.

Mr Day and his part­ner So­phie Ker­ri­gan are frock­ing up for the not-for­profit group’s an­nual Spring Day at the Races which will be sup­ported by Perth fash­ion la­bels Jonte, Halo the La­bel, Keiko Uno and Jes­sica Bratich.

Ms Ker­ri­gan will be pam­per­ing guests with Ar­bonne prod­ucts on the day, with 35 per cent of make-up sales go­ing to BCCWA.

The make-up artist said she was look­ing for­ward to the fash­ion.

“Ev­ery­one goes above and be­yond on the day. There’s a lot of bright colours like red and yel­low on trend at the mo­ment,” she said.

“Perth fash­ion has re­ally stepped up in terms of racewear. Head pieces are made to or­der and easy to wear.”

Mr Day said Spring Day at the Races was one of BCCWA’s main fundrais­ing events of the year.

“The char­ity doesn’t get any govern­ment fund­ing so we rely on the gen­eros­ity of the WA pub­lic to do what we do,” he said.

“We help over 1000 clients a year pro­vid­ing emo­tional, prac­ti­cal and fi­nan­cial help to peo­ple go­ing through breast can­cer.”

d487895 Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

Breast Can­cer Care WA chair­man Mal­colm Day with his part­ner So­phie Ker­ri­gan.

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