QUEENSLAND Cancer Fund development officer Vicki James is presented with funds raised by the cafe and owner Reg Morgan.
QUEENSLAND Cancer Fund development officer Vicki James is presented with funds raised by the cafe and owner Reg Morgan.

Fundraising wet affair



WILD winds and torrential rain could not keep locals away from the Cafe Uno fundraising night for breast cancer held on December 7.

Despite the cyclonic conditions, Cafe Uno owner Reg Morgan said it was a fantastic night that was well-attended.

"Sixty-five people turned up on one of the worst nights as far as the weather went," he said.

"We had doors barricaded due to the wind and flooding through the restaurant, but it was a lot of fun and we raised $3335. We hold fundraising nights about four times a year when our regulars decide who we will fundraise for and come along and support it.

"This one was themed 'Pretty in Pink' for breast cancer and everyone had to wear something pink and some of our food had something pink in it."

Mr Morgan said the fundraising night cost $35 a head with $10 a head going to breast cancer research along with money raised throughout the night from raffles.

"This was our second-most-successful fundraising night - the first being $4200 for the Leukaemia Foundation," he said.

"Our next fundraising night will be held in February for Camp Quality."

Queensland Cancer Fund development officer Vicki James said the community spirit was inspiring and the money raised will go to breast-cancer research and programs for breast-cancer patients.



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