Great Lakes Breast Cancer Support Group, ‘Breast Friends’ found itself the grateful beneficiary of a special donation from an unlikely supporter recently.
A group of young men within their very social athletic club have found themselves with a bank enabling them to support some local charities, and no time has been wasted.
Breast friends has supported hundreds if not thousands of local women and their families as they go through the emotional and physical battle of breast cancer.
Without this group and others like it, many women would face a much tougher fight, but with the support of Breast Friends the burdens are lightened, whether it be a shoulder to lean on, the groceries picked up, or an ever increasing electricity bill being sorted out.
The work Breast Friends does, and the appreciation of those receiving it is immeasurable.
Breast Friends’ Marie Black was delighted to receive a cheque from The Rowdy Championships' Ben Mathers.
Ben sat down with Marie and she explained how important donations were for the organisation to continue its outstanding community work.
“Donations such as this are how it all works,” she explained.
Marie says she is very proud of the Rowdy members, most of whom she has known for 40 plus years.
She has been to weddings, birthdays and funerals of those associated with the Rowdy Championships, and hopes to see them continue chasing their athletic dreams.
“And, whilst their immaturity and thirst stay ever strong, may they help many other local charities such as ours,” she said.
Mathers said it was his goal to win another title soon and hand over as many donations as he can.
“Thank you Breast Friends.”
Breast Friends is holding a fundraiser on October 22. Anyone interested in participating is invited to meet at Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club at 10.30am, then walk together to John Wright park for morning tea.