Super fundraiser honoured as local hero

Cancer fundraisingThe Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) is delighted to congratulate one of our dedicated fundraisers, Chips Fearon, on receiving the ‘Local Hero’ award from Stawell Council for his tireless community and charity work. The ever humble man who himself says “I don’t think I do that much” was tricked into attending the Australia Day ceremony to receive his award.

Chips first came to the ACRF in 2011 with the crazy idea to shave off his 40 year old beard. With his connections throughout the community it wasn’t long before the much loved, “Unofficial Mayor of Marnoo” raised over $8000 through his cancer fundraising.

In 2012 Chips was back with a new fundraising idea and took on a drive all around Tasmania in his restored 1958 VW Beetle. Despite some car issues and setbacks, Chips and his friends scattered all over TAS & VIC helped raise $5000 and counting for cancer research.

The plans for his 2013 fundraising event are underway and we’re looking forward to seeing what happens this year.

Congratulations Chips from all of us here at the ACRF! We’re so glad to see all of your efforts for us and other causes honoured officially by your community and we are so grateful for your generous support of cancer research!