Math­oura Speed Shear and An­nual Can­cer Fundraiser Big­ger and bet­ter than ever

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS - By Alex Gret­grix

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.

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