Serving up a pink appeal
PINK Ribbon Day may be over, but that did not stop the dedicated ladies from the Tweed Heads Tennis Club.
The Tuesday Ladies Tennis Team raised $550 towards the Cancer Council and breast cancer research yesterday through raffling off several prizes donated by local businesses.
Co-ordinator Ruth Coram said they were happy to help raise money for the cause.
“Everyone had something pink on, it was a great day,” Ms Coram said.
“We play tennis every Tuesday, but we always like to help out with Pink Ribbon Day when we can.
“We couldn't have done it without our sponsors. They all came together so quickly.”
Ms Coram said she would like to see the tennis club attempt an even bigger fundraiser next year.
Organised by the Cancer Council, Pink Ribbon Day helps raise money and awareness for Australian women affected by breast cancer.
According to the council, one in every nine Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85.
Ms Coram said she would like to thank businesses Tweed Endeavour Cruises, Harley Quinn Hair, South Tweed Tavern, The Wax Pot, Kirra Sports Club, Lissa Roma Restaurant, Haven Spa and Bathhouse, Statio Italian Restaurant, Jami's Beauty Service, Arthur's Hair Studio and Barbara Garnett for money and prizes to raffle off.