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Owls in the pink for cancer

Owls in the pink for cancer
Published 12 January 2017
Local cricketers get behind fundraiser for breast cancer.

Local cricketers get behind fundraiser for breast cancer. ^ Janet and Stevie Warren, of Virginia Cricket Club, at last year's Pink Stumps Day. Photos: Milly Hoffmann Fun’s the name of the game at Angle Vale this Saturday, but there’s a serious reason for all of the Pink Stumps Day frivolity.Angle Vale will take on Virginia in Para Districts Cricket Association’s grade one contest this weekend, with fundraising an important part of what is becoming an annual contest for a cause.

Pink Stumps Day aims to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation, which places breast care nurses in communities across the nation.

Event organiser Milly Hoffmann, who has previously run two similar events, said there will be plenty for locals to enjoy while the match is under way.

There will be a bouncy castle for kids, candle and massage therapy stalls and plenty of other activities, including a petting zoo and bake stalls.

Into the night, there will be a spit-roast dinner and musical performances from talented Alyssa Spilsbury.

^ Alyssa Spilsbury will be performing at the Angle Vale Sports Complex on Saturday night. There will also be a raffle featuring cricket memorabilia, headlined by a signed Adelaide Strikers shirt and bat, as well as a signed Australian women’s team bat (with Elyse Perry’s signature sure to attract some attention).

For Milly, who plays cricket for Angle Vale, the event is close to the heart as it provides an opportunity for the community to support a good cause.

“I think it’s important that people can have access to the best care they can and the McGrath Foundation does a great job of getting care nurses to support women suffering breast cancer,” Milly said.

“Events like this also promote awareness to women to check themselves and to stay healthy.”

No matter who wins the cricket, Milly knows the community will get behind the event.

“It’s a fun family day out…and Angle Vale is a very supportive community, so I know everyone will get behind this,” she said.

Having raised around $2000 via previous Pink Stumps Day events, Milly is confident of raising a further $500 for this event.

The fundraising kicks off at Angle Vale Sports Complex from 10am and continues into the evening.

For further information, visit the event’s Facebook page. ^ Even Harry got into the Pink Stumps Day vibe last summer.