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High Tea tops up funds

Monday, 4th November, 2019

Ladies from the Shorty O’Neill Social Club and Broken Hill Breast Cancer Support Group and Fundraising Committee celebrate after raising $4,000 from their High Tea for Pink October. PICTURE: Myles Burt Ladies from the Shorty O’Neill Social Club and Broken Hill Breast Cancer Support Group and Fundraising Committee celebrate after raising $4,000 from their High Tea for Pink October. PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Myles Burt

Residents and locals from Shorty O’Neill Village raised up $4,000 after a successful high tea for Pink October. 

The donation raised the total to $31,000 last week which will go towards medical equipment for the Broken Hill Base Hospital’s Oncology, Physiology and Palliative Departments. 

“We’ve still got money coming in from people winding up their Pink October fundraisers that they’ve done,” Broken Hill Breast Cancer Support Group and Fundraising Committee spokesperson Leeann Clogg said.

The high tea organised by the Shorty O’Neill Social Club raised just over $3,000 from the event as a whole, which included raffling off a quilt. 

The Shorty O’Neill Social Club then donated a further $1,000 to the cause, accumulated through bingo events and their soft drink machine. 

With eight volunteers on deck catering to 80 attendees, Village manager Migonne Symonds compered at the community hall with the event hosting special guest speakers Sandra Turley and Annette Turner at the high tea. 

“I’m so proud of the Village.” Ms Symonds said. 

Ms Clogg said this is the fifth year they’ve held ‘Paint the Town Pink’ and have always donated locally.

She said the local hospital is always happy to see their contribution and will be meeting with their committee soon to see what medical equipment they can purchase from the wish list.

“They’re always overwhelmed with what we can donate and that’s why we continue,” Ms Clogg said.

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