Pink ribbon bash eyes $20k target
TANIA Lamb hopes to raise another $20,000 from the Killarney Pink Ribbon Brunch which was held at the Killarney Recreation Club yesterday.
Margaret Grayson was MC for the day, the 7th annual brunch held in Killarney in aid of breast cancer research and awareness.
Mrs Lamb said $120,000 was raised in the first six brunches.
For the first time, a Bra Cup Hair Fascinator competition was held and organiser Sonya Carr attracted 12 entrants.
Some residents of Killarney Memorial Aged Care joined in the fun by wearing fascinators.
Killarney resident Rosemary Peterson modelled a creation of Lyn James and was declared the winner by popular choice.
A crowd of 300 came from as far as Brisbane and the Gold Coast with some visitors camping at the Killarney Showgrounds joining the fun.
Mrs Lamb said a group of 50 volunteered each year to help make the brunch a success.
"It wouldn't happen without the work of volunteers and the businesses in Killarney and Warwick who donated $10,000 worth of goods for food, prizes and auction items," Mrs Lamb said.
A Wests Tigers pink jersey was donated by Ryanie for Tyres which raised more than $1000.