Funds in the pink



ALMOST 300 local ladies in pink packed the Shell Road Reserve Pavilion last weekend, raising thousands to support local women with breast cancer.
Ocean Grove Netball Director Gill Hodgson said the club’s annual Pink Day – its third – had doubled in numbers every year so far.
“The pavilion was choc-a-block,” she said.
“It was a fabulous day.”
The final tally is still to be counted, said Gill, but raffles alone raised $3300.
Combined with ticket sales, the event will likely have raised between $5500 and $6000.
The Pink Day was a total club effort, with junior teams running market stalls and senior teams organising raffles and prizes.
“Everyone contributed something,” Gill said.
“That’s what allows us to put on a great day like this.”
Netball teams took to the field in special pink uniforms, while the club’s football players pitched in by serving in pink on the bar.
Local cancer survivor Julie Rodger was at the event, along with 20 women from the local branch of Breast Cancer Network Australia.
“All the ladies had a fantastic time,” she said.
“I was totally overwhelmed by the community spirit.”
Julie thanked everyone who attended, as well as local businesses.
“The donations for the raffles and lucky door prizes were just massive,” she said.