Pink Stumps raises funds for McGrath nurses

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The cricket action was hot and the fundraising just as stellar on Sunday just gone with the Coolum Cricket Club hosting the Wide Bay Fire Service for the Pink Stumps Invitational in aid of the McGrath Foundation’s Breast Care Nurse program. The event raised $9,000 with the day also a way for the local club to show their support to those affected by cancer. Pictured are Mari Pye, Maree Cross, Tara Hutcheson, Sue Patrick, Kaye and Belinda Yates who were in attendance on the day cheering the sides on. More pics page ???? Photo: Travis Macfarlane

The Pink Stumps Invitational which was held on Sunday was a big day of cricket action and fundraising for the McGrath Foundation and their Breast Care Nurse program with $9,000 raised. Local woman and member of the Coolum Cricket Club Tara Hutcheson who is currently receiving treatment for breast cancer said that it was a fantastic day and would like to personally thank the community.

“My family and I just wanted to thank our friends and the community for the support we received by turning up on the day and also thank the sponsors and those who donated.”

“Both cricket teams have to be commended for their enthusiastic participation as it was so hot out on the field – it was a great game. A massive thank you goes out to Coolum Cricket Club who organised everything.

“The members of this club are truly amazing.”

The Coolum Cricket Club fielded a team that played the Wide Bay Fire Service during a 30 over format. The match ultimately ended in a tie.

Coolum Cricket would like to thank the following businesses and families for their generous donations and support:

Peter & Patti Tighe, Brisbane eat, David Teague & Carlton FC, Scott Hillier, A&C Glazing, Coolum Coastal Property, Coolum Beach Hotel, Coolum Mitre 10, Vic Collins, Free Time Surf, Julian Wilson, Brian and Michelle Hurst, Sonia Bunter, Kaye Teague and Coolum Lions and Coolum Lioness.

Food on the day was kindly provided by Aussie Smokehouse, Noosa Meat Centre, Fresh Meats, Pete’s Village Bakery Yandina, Produce Wholesaler and Suncoast Wholesale Eggs.

All photos: Travis Macfarlane

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