The small town of Grenfell (NSW) hosted a very colourful footy match recently, swapping their usual black and yellow colours, for pink and yellow in support of cancer research.
For the last match of the 09 season, the Grenfell Junior Rugby League Football Club held a “Pink & Yellow Day”, with all referees, players, coaching staff, parents, and supporters dying their hair and/or wearing pink and yellow in support of ACRF.
Members of the opposition teams from Canowindra also joined in the fun, dressing up to show their support for the cause. The football club raised over $1000 for cancer research via raffles and collections on the day, a truly mighty effort for the small country town, who only has 65 kids playing in their Under 7 to Under 16 teams.
“One of our referees had a kidney removed last year due to cancer and we also have a young mum going through treatment for breast cancer at the moment, so this is our way of trying to help with the much needed funds for the very important job the Australian Cancer Research Foundation are doing” said event organiser Kate Eppelstun.
“We had lots of fun on our special day and we intend on making this an annual event.
A very big thank you to the Grenfell Junior Rugby League Football Club members and supporters for their brilliant fundraising efforts.
We wish them all the very best of luck for the 2010 season and look forward to next year’s “Pink & Yellow Day”!