Community Fundraising & Awareness


Pat's Place

Loxton Aero’s Club

One of Loxton Aero’s Club members, Patrick Vowles developed bowel cancer and passed away in 2011. As a tribute to his contribution to the club built an extension to the club-rooms as a BBQ area and named “Pat’s Place” in honour of him.
Duani Vowles on behalf of her family officially opened the kitchen, unveiling the sign above the door proclaiming this as “Pat’s Place” and thanked the Club for honouring her late husband with this kitchen extension. “Pat would be very chuffed to have this kitchen built, and he’d love to have all pilots and friends of the Aero Club to enjoy this resource, it’s a great addition to the club. The family and I are very thankful to the club for naming this in his honour” she said.

2016 The Age Run Melbourne

Team Beat Bowel Cancer

Hollie took part in the Age Run Melbourne for the second year running while raising funds for Bowel Cancer Australia.
“My team I entered was called 'beat bowel cancer' we had 25 members with $2,578.50 raised. Over the past 2 years it's been $7,006.70 raised! I'm thrilled & so grateful for all the support from friends, family, work mates & even strangers!!!!!

Never2Young Campion

Raising awareness of bowel cancer

Michael became a #Never2Young Champion and support Young Survivors Week 2016 and helping to raise much needed awareness that you’re never too young to have bowel cancer.
“Initially it was a hard decision whether to go public with my cancer fight and looking back now, I believe it was the right decision. The amount of awareness raised through Facebook exceeded my expectations and knowing other people's lives may be potentially saved is a satisfying feeling. The continuous support and the generous donations topped $7,000 in the month of June (online donations + 5 boxes of bowel cancer awareness ribbons)” said Michael.
Thank you Michael for sharing your story and making a difference.

You Are Beautiful

Mother & Daughter Tea

Corné organised a Mother and daughter tea, with the main theme “You are Beautiful”. “My main goal for this event is to educate our young girls in our community about inner beauty and nutrition and to donate money to Bowel Cancer Australia. Close to a 110 women and young ladies enjoyed fashion parades, guest speakers, prizes and much more at the Blue Lake Golf Club Mount Gambier” said Corné.
The Riethmuller family organised "Jacko's Hawaiian Bowls Day" in memory of their husband & father Wayne "Jacko" Riethmuller.
"Jacko" was the president of the Peranga Bowls Club when he passed away last October and in honour of "Jacko" members, mates, friends and families wee invited to come along dressed in an Hawaiian styled outfit and join in the fun.
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