Pink Pedal Party a success

November 22, 2017

Two of the bike riders during the Pink Pedal Party event enjoying the scenery on their way to the next stop where more wine and some lunch was enjoyed at Cofield Wines. Photo by Ann Killeen.

Friends enjoying a day out at the Pink Pedal Party event. Photo by Ann Killeen.

Pink bubbles and canapes set the scene at the annual Pink Pedal Party hosted by Cofield Wines and The Pickled Sisters Cafe last Friday.

The event attracted 141 women and three men who donned pink clothes and accessories while dining on a gourmet lunch which was washed down with pink Cofield bubbles.
Event organiser Melanie Cofield said the day was about fun, frivolity and fundraising for the McGrath Foundation.
“We love this event which has a special meaning to us this year,” she said.
“We lost our mum Karen Cofield to this dreadful disease in February this year.
“This day was all about having good food, good wine and good fun and lots of pink, all while supporting the McGrath Foundation – a very worthy cause.”
The McGrath Foundation’s mission is to raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and increase breast health understanding and awareness.
Melanie said she was pleased to report the event had raised more than $2000 for the McGrath Foundation.
“While the final figure is still being calculated we have raised more than last year, which was close to $2000,” she said.
“It’s always a fun day and people love getting dressed up for it, there was pink everywhere.”
The event started with pink bubbles and canapes at the Rutherglen Wine Experience and then participants jumped on their bikes and wound through the vines along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail to Cofield Wines.
It ended with a two-course lunch of sharing platters by The Pickled Sisters Cafe, together with matching Cofield Wines.
McGrath Foundation Ambassador and Director Tracy Bevan said the McGrath Foundation continues to be blown away by the support from Australian communities, which directly helps the Foundation in its mission to ensure every family in Australia experiencing breast cancer has access to a breast care nurse no matter where they live – and always free.
“We are proud to have funded 117 McGrath Breast Care Nurses working nationally who, together, have supported more than 50,000 families going through breast cancer,” she said.
“Events like this are truly helping us to make a difference; we couldn’t do it without you.”

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