Community Fundraising & Awareness

14
Apr
2016

Nell is cutting her hair off

Making A Difference

Big thanks to young fundraiser Eleanor (Nell), who raised close to $2000 in support of Bowel Cancer Australia through her big "hair chop" to help others!
 
"For a long time I have wanted to shave my hair off. And then I thought I could donate my hair to make wigs for people who have cancer, and maybe raise money too. My Aunty Georgina’s best friend Leisa, died from bowel cancer just before Christmas in 2015. All the kids were happy because it was Christmas time, but Gina was really, really sad. Leisa also has a little daughter who is only seven years old. That’s not much younger than me. Mum wasn’t so sure that shaving all my hair off was a great idea. She was a bit worried I wouldn't like my new look! So after a lot of discussion, we decided I could cut my hair really, really short and still donate it to make a wig. By becoming an Every Day Hero, I am hoping to also raise some money for Bowel Cancer Australia. I would be very sad if this happened to someone I love, and I feel sad for Leisa and her family and friends. She was only 47."
07
Apr
2016

Birmingham Primary School Fundraiser

Gracie makes a difference

CONGRATULATIONS to 8 year old Gracie, who did an absolutely fabulous job supporting Bowel Cancer Australia through her annual fundraiser. Gracie chooses a different charity or cause to raise money for each year. “This year, I chose bowel cancer because my Great Poppy died of bowel cancer before I was born. It makes me very sad that I never got to meet him!!! I asked all my family, friends and my grade 2 teacher, to donate towards the cause. I raised $90 altogether. I really hope this helps other people”. Thank you Gracie for your generosity and for helping making a difference!
30
Mar
2016

Club aces charity event

Pakenham Gazette

Club aces charity event

Families and friends of the Clyde Tennis Club were all in agreeance - the club’s inaugural Charity Challenge was right off the middle of the strings ... a smash hit!

The two competing families, the Hills and Corrigans, were supported from players from Devon Meadows, Cranbourne and Clyde, and some from the Metro Pennant competition, all with aim of raising funds for charity.

08
Mar
2016

Bowel Cancer Ball - In Memory of Jess McFarland

This evening is a set to be a fun happy night in memory of Jess McFarland, a wonderful person who was taken from us by this horrible disease. The event is set to raise awareness and funds for Bowel Cancer Australia to find a cure for
this horrible disease. We have a wonderful keynote speaker - Erin Molan as well as raffles and auctions on the night.

15
Feb
2016
Jacko's Hawaiian Bowls Day at Peranga
 
In memory of Wayne "Jacko" Riethmuller a special day of bowls is to be held at the Peranga Bowls Club on Saturday February 27. The first 16 teams will play seven ends followed by another 16 teams playing seven ends, starting at 2.30pm.
 
At 6pm the eight top scoring teams from each game proceed to the finals. Jacko was the president of the Peranga Bowls Club when he passed away last November and in honour of "Jacko" members, mates, friends and families are invited to come along dressed in an Hawaiian styled outfit and join in the fun,which starts at 1.30pm.
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