Pink Day strikes gold
OCEAN Grove’s now famous Pink Day has delivered another significant boost to a national breast cancer charity.
Ocean Grove Football-Netball Club had their annual fundraiser last weekend ahead of Mother’s Day, with a packed house of members, players, volunteers and supporters filling the clubhouse on Saturday to raise money for Breast Cancer Network Australia.
The event raised $21,720 for the charity through ticket sales and fundraising activities, smashing a pre-event target of $7000.
OGFNC hosts a pink-themed ladies day each year to support BCNA, which includes raffles, lucky dips, art auctions and local business donations.
Players also take part in the celebrations, with netballers wearing pink dresses and footballers pink socks on the day.
“The generosity of the community is outstanding. Donations of goods, vouchers and other items just arrive from businesses and community members without them even being asked,” committee member Tahlia Sinnott said.
BCNA provides care, treatment and support for the thousands of Australians that breast cancer affects each year.