Beaudesert Bowls Club was swathed in shades of pink in support of those impacted by cancer at the club’s annual Pink Day.
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Nobody got into the spirit more than the men who dressed up for the cause, sporting pink fishnet stockings, crochet ties, loud wigs and even pinching the ladies’ floral hats for photos.
Support is strong
It was all a bit of fun on the surface, but when more than 50 people turned out for Beaudesert Bowls Club’s annual Pink Day, they were united behind a serious cause.
Bowlers came from Beaudesert and Rathdowney, Canungra and Nerang for the fundraiser, dressing head to toe in pink to raise more than $800 to support those affected by cancer.
They cut striking figures on the greens as they launched their friendly competition with a game of ‘spider’, won by Jim Bell.
Representatives from Beaudesert branch of Cancer Council Queensland, including President Julie Ferguson and Secretary Ellen Logan, attended to support the club’s fundraising efforts, which also included an impressive morning tea and a long run of donated raffle prizes.
The Pink Day happened as Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea events ramp up across the region, spurred on by the confronting Cancer Council statistic that 1 in 2 Australians are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.
Among the men present at Beaudesert Bowls Club’s fundraiser was local Bryan Hall, who stood out in pink fishnet stockings alongside his pink shirt, shorts and hat.
He said it was an important cause to get behind.
“So many ladies suffer from breast cancer and it’s a universal thing,” he said.
“I’m married to a lovely lady, Carmel Timms, and I don’t want her to get it. And if she did, we’d have all this support around us.
“Beaudesert’s very good and the bowls club is very good supporting this type of cause and we love doing these kinds of things regularly.”
Beaudesert Bowls Club President Daphne Harlen thanked everyone who turned out to support the event, including the men, and gave our prizes for best dressed.
Secretary Annette Musch said the Pink Day, which was originally organised by the late Betty Marshall, was a highly anticipated event on the club’s calendar.
“I’ve been here 20 years and it was going long before that,” she said.
“It’s absolutely fantastic to see it go from strength to strength and everything these days is really mixed with men’s and women’s bowls, and to get that support through everyone’s attendance makes fundraising so much easier.”