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McGrath Foundation donation

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October 19, 2017

Corowa RSL Club CEO Peter Norris, Kay Blakeley and Corowa RSL Supervisor Gavin Grant holding the cheque to go to the McGrath Foundation.

A series of events in Corowa over the past 12 months have raised $16,183 for the McGrath Foundation.

One of the major events was a high tea on June 25 at the Corowa RSL Club that was supported by 132 women.

Corowa’s Kay Blakeley is behind the fundraising initiatives which go back ten years ago when her best friend Jenny Baker, of Corryong, died of breast of cancer.

“To think that the first year we raised $950, we have come so far,” Ms Blakeley said.

Fundraising has started again with a recent quilt raffle drawn at the RSL Club raising $1213 and plans are already underway for next year’s high tea fundraiser that will be held in June.

Once again there will be a guest speaker and entertainment.

McGrath Foundation Ambassador and Director Tracy Bevan was the guest speaker at the last event.

Corowa RSL Supervisor Gavin Grant contributed to raising extra money when he put his hand up to shave his head for the cause.

“He did such a good job and he was even convinced to shave his eyebrows to fetch even more money,” Ms Blakeley said.

The money raised will go towards placing McGrath Breast Care Nurses in regional and rural communities across Australia and to increase breast awareness in young women.

Ms Blakeley thanked the Corowa RSL Club for its on-going support and donating the use of the room for the high tea.

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