Tickled pink by wave of support

Local Pink Day record: Tony Potter, Tahlia Sinnott, Julie Rodger, Gill Hodgson and Paul Sinnott

AFTER smashing its fund-raising record for a Pink Day, the Ocean Grove Netball Club donated a whopping $5709.50 to breast cancer support groups this month.
The club presented $5009.50 to local Breast Cancer Network Australia representative Julie Rodger, along with $700 to Knitted Knockers on 9 June.
“The support for of the locals and sponsors for the event was just wonderful,” Julie said.
Julie was thrilled to accept “the biggest cheque (she) had ever seen”, saying it would support families across the Bellarine and Australia fighting breast cancer.
“I was just annoyed they wouldn’t let me take the big cheque to the bank,” she joked.
Organiser Tahlia Sinnott said about 280 people attended this year, smashing last year’s amount of about $2200.
“Lots of local mums came throughout the day,” she said.
“When we were selling tickets it wasn’t just one person – it was whole friendship groups.”
The day was a total club effort, with juniors and senior players providing hampers and food, while local footballers manned the bar.
Julie thanked Ocean Grove on behalf of people on the Bellarine and across the country fighting breast cancer.