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Fundraising for a worthy cause

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READY: From left: Nadine Whelan, Kelly Knoop, Breanna Langman, Julie Langman, Shane Langman and Tennille Jonasson prepare for the Makers Market to be held this Sunday. Absent: Nakita Langman.
READY: From left: Nadine Whelan, Kelly Knoop, Breanna Langman, Julie Langman, Shane Langman and Tennille Jonasson prepare for the Makers Market to be held this Sunday. Absent: Nakita Langman.

ON Sunday August 19, one local resident’s idea will become a reality when the first Combating Cancer, Cancer Council Market Day Fundraiser is held at the Warracknabeal
Community Centre at Anzac Park.

Breanna Langman came up with the idea after being approached by a collector for the Peter McCallum Cancer research organisation and being told she was too young to contribute.

Losing her nanna, Jan Morrow, five years ago to cancer has had a profound effect on Breanna and she wanted a way to try and help other cancer sufferers, families and supporters in trying to eradicate this awful disease.

After contacting Cancer Council of Victoria and getting their support, a committee wasformed to get Breanna’s idea off the ground. With the help of her family, Julie,
Shane and Nakita, and other committee members Tennille Jonasson, Nadine Whelan and Kelly Knoop, that idea is now a reality.

With over 30 stall holders committing to the day and so much local support, the committee members are hoping the local community gets behind them and comes down for a look and support the stall holders.

Entry is a gold coin donation and there will be numerous raffl es drawn on the day valued at over $2000. Silent auctions will also be held with items such as jewellery, Pandora items and a voucher tree, with all monies raised being donated to the Cancer Council of
Victoria.

For the kids there will be face painting by Strawberry the Clown, a coloring competition, lucky dips, hair braiding and guess the lolly. For those looking for something to eat the

Scouts will be cooking up a storm with sausages and hamburgers available to purchase. There will also be a coffee van and donut van there for those with a
sweet tooth.

The organisers would also like to thank other residents of Warracknabeal who have either donated money or participated in the Facebook Auction, with over $200 being raised there.

“A big thank you goes out to all the people who donated goods for our bake sale held on Friday July 27, which raised in excess of $1200,” Breanna said.

A day like this doesn’t just happen and the committee would like to thank the local and surrounding businesses for the support they have shown: Jamie from Your Regional Butchers in Warracknabeal and Horsham, Emmetts, Jonassons Kitchen Solutions, Johno and Jono, Warracknabeal Pharmacy, Mr Ben Bentley, Lee Carey from Lee’s Convenience Store, Woodbine Inc, Creekside Hotel and the Werrigar Roadhouse.

The following organisations have also assisted in various ways, Apex Club, CFA, Scouts and The Men’s Shed and organisers thank them for their support.

“We would also like to thank individuals who have donated to our fund raising event,” Breanna said.

“We are hoping to make this an annual event, and with the communities support this event will raise much needed funds for cancer research,” she said.