Mathoura Speed Shear and Annual Cancer Fundraiser Bigger and better than ever
THE Mathoura Speed Shear and Annual Cancer Fundraiser on Saturday, November 3, definitely did not disappoint this year.
With numbers up due to better weather than last year, the day provided great activities and entertainment for all ages.
Committee member Anne Rob- ertson said the day had flourished from something small into the day it is today.
“It all started off as a girl’s night eight or nine years ago, selling raffle tickets,” Ms Robertson said.
“We’d always been raising money for cancer, and once my friend passed away from cancer a few years ago, we definitely wanted to keep it going.”
The day included the chainsaw and sheep shearing competitions, with $12,000 worth of prizes up for the quickest shear.
Corey Taylor vowed to shave his head at the event as a part of his ‘A Shave 4 Breast Cancer’ fundraiser.
The Mathoura Football Oval also had room for market stalls, whip cracking demonstrations, train rides, face painting, a barbeque and show bags.
The day raised $2000 and these funds will be donated to the local Echuca Oncology unit at Echuca Regional Health.
“We just want to thank all of our great sponsors, and it’s never too early to sponsor us for next year,” Ms Robertson said.