IN IT TO WIN IT: The Cancer Council volunteers gearing up for Saturday’s monster cent sale.
IN IT TO WIN IT: The Cancer Council volunteers gearing up for Saturday’s monster cent sale. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Huge sale gives good cause boost

WARWICK has added $3500 to the Cancer Council's coffers, with strong support for the annual Monster Cent Sale at the weekend.

Close to 300 people flooded King's Theatre, armed with yellow tickets and a desire to win.

And who could blame them.

Warwick businesses had thrown their support behind the event, resulting in an abundance of great prizes up for grabs.

Warwick Cancer Council treasurer Ken Hartnett said people walked away with everything from a dining set to meat trays and blower vacs to clocks.

"Our numbers were a bit down on last year, I think we had about 280 people but we came out on top with money raised, so that was really good," he said.

Mr Hartnett said the event was so successful because people could enjoy a fun day out while also helping a cause that touched almost everyone in some form.

"The Warwick community is very supportive every year and I think that is because of the cause," he said.

"Cancer touches a lot of people and people are very sympathetic because there aren't too many families that haven't been touched by cancer."

Although hugely successful, there was a bittersweet element to the day, with a familiar face missing from the celebrations.

"It was also our first cent sale since Andy Wilson passed away, which was quite sad," Mr Hartnett said.

"The sale was near to Andy's heart and he used to organise it all on his own a few years ago.

"Now we all pitch in to make it a success and we were very pleased with how it went."

Mr Hartnett thanked everyone who contributed to make the 18th annual cent sale a hit.

"We are very appreciative for the support from the business houses and the people who came along on the day," he said.

"Without their support - and the support of the RSL by letting us use their facility - it would be a non-event."

Get involved

 For more information on Cancer Council events and how you can help, visit http://www.cancer.org.au.



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