$16,000 for breast cancer awareness
The McGrath Foundation, created by Jane McGrath, was established to help support women all over the country who have been touched by breast cancer.
The foundation’s mission is quite simple; raise money in order to place breast care nurses in all communities across Australia, including rural and regional, while also elevating awareness into the minds of young Australian women.
The cheque, presented on Monday, October 29, by major sponsor Corowa RSL Club, consists of money earned through River Country Bootscooters.
Ms Blakeley has held several raffles, as well as the annual high tea and pink social, and other events throughout 12 months.
“It’s exceeded our expectations, we’ve increased every year and that’s really good,” she told The Free Press.
“It’s a fantastic effort by everyone involved. I must thank the RSL – they’re a really great support and provide lots of stuff for us and allow us to hold events at this venue. Before their support we might have been raising about $8,000 so they’ve been amazing.
“Thanks also to everyone who has participated and helped out with events and fundraisers throughout the year, even if you’ve just bought a raffle ticket, know that you’ve contributed as well.
“It’s great to see some people not even want
The culmination of 12 months’ worth of fundraising and social events has been rewarded, with the Corowa RSL Club presenting a cheque of $16,013 to McGrath Foundation fundraiser and local Kay Blakeley.
to buy a raffle but donate anyway. Support has been really good.”
Ms Blakeley’s best friend passed away 12 years ago to breast cancer and she has since been a major McGrath Foundation advocate.
Perhaps the biggest event of the year is the high tea which is held at the Corowa RSL Club every June. This year, more than $6,000 was raised with almost 200 people attending the event on June 24. Both the financial and attendance figure was a major increase on previous years.
Corowa RSL CEO Peter Norris said this year’s figure was an outstanding result.
“It’s a good cause and one we’re proud to be involved with, we’re looking forward to continuing with it for the years to come,” he said.
“Congratulations to Kay and all her committee who do all the hard work, raising money throughout the year.”
If you would like to donate to the McGrath Foundation or find out more about the cause, visit the website here: https://www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au/about/.
Kay Blakeley’s 12 months of hard work raising funds and awareness for the McGrath Foundation has yet gain been worthwhile.