February 26, 2016 BY

Lots of laughs, a few tears, and a huge amount of support was shared at the Torquay Cricket Club’s inaugural McGrath Foundation Pink Stumps Day event at Spring Creek Reserve on Saturday. More than 100 women and two men were in attendance and raised just under $2,700 to support the McGrath Foundation’s work to place breast care nurses in communities around Australia. Guest speakers included Andrew Love Cancer Centre breast care nurse Jacinta Bryan and breast cancer survivor and Torquay Netball Club member Wendy Groteas, who spoke openly about her personal experiences and touched everyone in the room. Local personality Nicky Buckley acted as MC for the event. The two men who attended, Terry Pyers and Frank Wheatland, showed they were good sports and raised $500 towards the total tally by having their heads shaved. A spokesperson for the event said the club will get involved for Pink Stumps Day again next year. “The aim now is to go bigger and better in 2017 as the club proudly supports the McGrath Foundation for fundraising activities.”

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