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Players go pink to honour a club great

Thursday, 15th May, 2014

The Goats’ A-Grade side will be going pink for a good cause on Sunday afternoon. PICTURE: Ethan James The Goats’ A-Grade side will be going pink for a good cause on Sunday afternoon. PICTURE: Ethan James

By Ethan James

The Alma Soccer Club is turning pink this weekend in honour of life member Vivienne Erskine who died from cancer in December last year.

Players will be decked out in bright socks and the club will be collecting donations for Broken Hill’s palliative care unit at all matches.

The proceeds will go towards buying a lifting chair.

“It’s great that we can support the palliative care, who supported Vivienne so well,” said Alma’s President, David Hurley.

Vivienne joined the club’s committee in 2003 as a fundraiser before being appointed treasurer in 2008. She was awarded life membership in 2010.

“No one has been more deserving of a life membership than Vivienne, who was tireless in her commitment to the club and its members,” Hurley said.

“Vivienne was instrumental in putting the club into a good financial position by arranging for the club to man the gates at the Silver City Show in 2007.

“The Alma Soccer Club has done this every year since then.”

The club also pulled on the pink socks, bought from the McGrath Foundation, last weekend to promote awareness of breast cancer.

They were worn by the Goats’ Under 14 and colts teams on Friday night and the senior squads on Sunday.

Hurley said the club was hoping to wear the pink socks on every Mother’s Day.

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