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Women unite for good cause

Thursday, 6th February, 2020

From left: Kerri Harrington, Adrian Kent-Johnston, Shelita Buffet, Sandra Gordon-Smith and Lee Johnston. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson From left: Kerri Harrington, Adrian Kent-Johnston, Shelita Buffet, Sandra Gordon-Smith and Lee Johnston. PICTURE: Emily Ferguson

By Emily Ferguson

Broken Hill women are banding together to bring awareness to the “insidious” disease that is ovarian cancer.

Kerri Harrington and Lee Johnston are arranging a Vintage High Tea for Ovarian Cancer. 

“I have it and it’s a thing that gets to you unknowingly,” said Lee. “Kerri came to me with this idea and I thought it was a fantastic opportunity to raise money for ovarian cancer research.”

Kerri said the disease did not have a lot of funding.

“As women we can have mammograms for breast cancer, we can have pap smears for cervical cancer, but ovarian cancer there is no test for,” said Kerri. 

The event will be held in March, which is known as Teal Month and is dedicated to fundraising for ovarian cancer. February is ovarian cancer awareness month.

The campaign is similar to that of Pink October for Breast Cancer. 

Organisers encourage locals to come along to support a great cause and have a lovely afternoon whilst doing it.

The High Tea will also include some exciting surprises, as well as two guest artists in Sandra Gordon-Smith and Adrian Kent-Johnson.

“We’ve got a multitude of raffles that people have donated, so on entry you can buy $10 worth of tickets and it’s one ticket in every raffle,” said Kerri. “There’s going to be a door prize, lots of displays and Shelita Buffet is hosting the event.”

Tickets are $30 with just 100 tickets available so get in quickly. They can be purchased from the BDT office (179 Blende Street), Charles Rasp Motor Inn (158 Oxide Street) and Inner Sparkle Beauty (301 Wandoo Street).

WHAT: Vintage High Tea 

WHEN: Sunday, March 22, from 2.30pm. 

WHERE: The Old Brewery, 81 Buck Street. 

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