Cr Kathy Duff, Cr Danita Potter and McGrath breast care nurse Sue Cox banked the takings from donation tins on Thursday before tallying up the total raised

November 11, 2021

This year’s Pinking Up The South Burnett fundraiser has raised nearly $9000 for the McGrath Foundation.

The organisers of the promotion – McGrath breast care nurse Sue Cox, Cr Danita Potter and Cr Kathy Duff – totted up the donations on Thursday afternoon – with more possibly yet to come in.

This is the third year the group has run the charity promotion, which encourages towns and businesses to “pink up” and hold special pink fundraising events during October.

Totals so far:

  • Yarraman Line Dancers – $3144
  • Kingaroy Lions Club – $500
  • Nanango Lions Club – $500
  • Proston Golf Club – $1530
  • Karinya Nanango – $620.10
  • Murgon Bakery – $279.55 (in three donation tins)
  • Hivesville Hotel – $56.95
  • Royal Hotel Trivia Night, Murgon – $860
  • Kumbia Races – $1000
  • Kingaroy Junior Cricket Pink Stumps Day – $300

Cr Potter said this had been the most successful year yet for the Pinking Up fundraiser.

The first year about $2000 was raised with about $3000 last year.

The McGrath Foundation funds breast care nurses across Australia who work with breast cancer patients and their families.

In the South Burnett, this means Sue Cox.

At the moment, Sue has 110 women on her books, including women who have recovered from cancer but are “negotiating their new normal”.

She said was very impressed with the amount of money raised this year and the events which had been held.

“It’s important to remember that the money raised comes back to this district. It helps people in this area,” Sue said.

Cr Duff said she wanted to thank everyone who had “pinked up” for a great cause.

The committee was also impressed with the effort several towns made to “pink up”, especially Proston, Yarraman and Wondai.


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