Kempsey Cancerian Committee’s gala dinner was a pearl of a night

Kempsey Cancerians supporting cancer research in Australia

The Kempsey Cancerians are the longest running Cancerian fundraising committee in the country and over the past 30 years, they have raised nearly $1 million to support Australian cancer research projects.

On May 20, the group hosted their 30th ‘Pearl Anniversary’ gala fundraising dinner. More than 280 people attended the dinner which was held at the Kempsey Macleay RSL and included raffles (including the very popular pearl box balloon raffle), a very entertaining auction, fantastic live music and wonderful meals by Chef Lloyd Newell.

The night was a great success and saw the committee raise over $24,000 for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

We would like to extend our thanks to all the committee members who helped organise this incredible event. Thank you also to the Kempsey Community for their support over the past 30 years – you are amazing.

We would also like to recognise some of the original sponsors who were there on the night – Peter and Lorraine Hadlow of Blyth and Hadlow; Paul and Lesley Cooney of Winsome Real Estate; Paul and Jan Stubbs of Sheridan & Stubbs; Patrick Sheridan; Jim and Chris Shaw of Hot n Tasty; John Scott of John Scott Promotions; Jenny Preston of GIO; David and Helen Parker; Sandra Walsh of Larry’s Pharmacy.

Our profound thanks to original Kempsey Cancerians Committee members who were also there on the evening – Helen Campbell, Brian Irvine, Darrell Crilley and original members who are still on the committee – Alison Mavin, Kay Irvine, Helen and Max Packwood for their decades of hard work and dedicated support of cancer research.

We look forward to seeing what amazing research breakthroughs will be made possible, thanks to the generosity of the people of Kempsey.

To view photos from the night visit the Kempsey Cancerian’s Facebook page here.