Tradies don pink for cancer fund
TRADIES voluntarily dressed in pink is not a sight many would expect to see but when it is for a good cause the boys are more than happy to dress up and become involved.
Yesterday MBC Constructions hosted Warwick Trade Day at the Warwick Golf Club to raise money and support for the McGrath Foundation.
The idea of the event was to gather the tradies and suppliers together for a day to socialise and raise some money, MBC Constructions general manager and event co-ordinator Matt Collins said.
"We chose to support the McGrath Foundation because myself, and a few others know or have been, touched by someone with breast cancer," Collins said.
"It is great that we are able to get all the guys involved for a good cause like this one.
"This is an event that used to be run by an out-of-town company and it hasn't been on for the past three years so we decided to take it on and will make it an annual event.
"We have tradies, suppliers, and industry reps from around the region here all supporting the industry, as well as the McGrath Foundation."
The tradies were more than happy to endorse the event and its charity.
"We are happy to be here to support a good day and a worthy cause," carpenter Angus Donnellan said.
"It is great to be able to meet suppliers and other industry contacts, as well as enjoy a game of golf."
Carpenter Brent Freeman took wearing the pink charity polo shirt in his stride.
"All the money raised from the pink shirts the boys are wearing will go to the McGrath Foundation," he said. Various industry suppliers donated prizes for the day's competitions, as well as the major raffle.
"We are all here to win the car though," Lucas Gillott said.
"If you got a hole in one, Graeme Collins Automotive would donate a Mahindra ute."