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Bulldogs boost cancer network’s coffers

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2015

Cancer Network’s Sandra Turley presents a certificate of appreciation to former North Football Club president Ben Victory. PICTURE: Emily Roberts Cancer Network’s Sandra Turley presents a certificate of appreciation to former North Football Club president Ben Victory. PICTURE: Emily Roberts

The Broken Hill and District Community Cancer Network has surpassed its annual fundraising goal thanks to a big effort from the North Football Club.

The Cancer Network was established last year to provide financial assistance for patients with cancer and who were receiving treatment.

The Network’s aim was to raise $20,000 a year to help as many people as possible during a difficult time.

Cancer Network spokeswoman Sandra Turley they were thankful for all the support.

“This will go towards helping patients experiencing financial distress,” Ms Turley said.

“The North Football Club came on board and donated over $15,000 from a head shave fundraiser.

“I would like to thank the club and acknowledge (president of the club) Ben Victory’s efforts as well.

“To have raised that in one night is fantastic.”

Ms Turley said the club was able to raise $28,000 all up which went to other cancer fundraisers. 

“They’ve done a really good job.”

Mr Victory said this was his last year as president.

“I resigned at the club’s AGM on Sunday so I can focus on work and family,” he said.

“There’s a lot of new young people coming in and hopefully they will provide some fresh ideas for the club.”

The fundraiser was held last year and many of the footballers shaved their heads to raise money.

“The fundraiser was fantastic. The word most used on the night was humbled,” Mr Victory said.

“The club has that many people that care about community issues. It was the best thing to be involved in.

“It shows we’re not just a football club and we’re a driving force.”

To find out more about the Cancer Network call Melissa Cumming or Sandra Turley on 8080 1333.

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