Community Fundraising November Wrap-Up

Community Fundraising November Wrap-Up

4 December 2019

It’s time again to say thank you to our amazing community fundraisers!

An incredible $24,000 was raised at the 4th Annual Peter Whatson Charity Golf Day at Windsor Golf Club early in November. Peter passed away from melanoma and his mate from baseball, Phil Cassidy, family friend Netty Clark and wife, Trish Whatson have put on this golf day in the years since to remember him and raise money for Melanoma Institute Australia. Thank you to all!

Shannon Wilcock lost her father, Robert, to melanoma. This year, Bobby’s Bowls Day, a lawn bowls fundraiser in memory of Robert, raised $2850! Thank you!

At St Joseph’s Primary School, at least three families have been affected by melanoma. Bindi Ahern’s father passed away from melanoma at the age of 58, so for the last few years, the children of St Joseph’s have donated a gold coin to wear their favourite hat to school. This fun day for the kids, with a cake stall and other fun activities, raised over $800!

The Grand-Reopening of Fullerton Health, a skin clinic in Cardiff, had the whole staff fitted out in their Game On Mole t-shirts for a BBQ where they raised over $180 for MIA while continuing to gather donations until the end of the year.

In memory of Emma Betts, a young woman very well known to the MIA community, a Melanoma High Tea was held at the Aveo Durack Retirement Village. Over 100 residents attended the day, with $2125 raised! Beryl Betts, Emma’s grandmother, and Trevor Webb, a retired chef, cooked all the goodies for the event! Thank you to all the residents in attendance. 

Fiona Edmonds had been growing her hair since her brother Greg was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma in 2017 and passed away in April 2019. On November 28, Fiona cut her hair to raise funds for MIA. The day was a big success complete with prizes to be won, a guessing competition and face painting. To top it off, Fiona donated her hair to be used as a wig for a cancer patient. Well done Fiona!

Elizabeth Liu organised a Bunnings BBQ at Artarmon Bunnings, raising almost $2000. It was a full day for Elizabeth and her volunteers as the queue grew and grew with repeat customers aplenty. What a great result from a sausage sizzle!

This month, Rollonin Café celebrated its 10th Annual Country Fair in Bowning with special guests Ruby Stead and Tim Kowaliw  . The day raised $1400 for MIA - a special thank you to organiser Renata Ryan.

Balmoral Beach Club once again hosted the Erik Mather 2, 4, 6km Swim. Thanks to the entire club and Monika Mather in particular, over $40,000 was raised for the newly established Erik Mather PhD Scholarship. Congratulations and an enormous thank you to all involved. 

 

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Tags: melanoma
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Tags: melanoma
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