Cash for the cause

Event organisers Shirley Bradshaw and Barbara Webb.

A sea of pink flooded into Club Noble to raise cash for a good cause.
Shirley Bradshaw and Barbara Webb hosted the 12th annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast at the Noble Park venue on Monday 23 October.
The Noble Community Tennis Club members have raised about $30,000 for breast cancer research over the years.
“We started in 2005. My mother died from breast cancer,” Ms Webb said.
“My sister’s had a breast removed because of it.
“Shirley’s daughter-in-law also had breast cancer, and we know so many people with it.”
They were having a coffee at a play centre with their grandkids one day and came up with the fund-raiser idea.
Fifty people attended the first year, and every event since has sold out.
“People re-book for the following year,” Ms Webb said.
“Most have come to every event.”
About 127 people attended this year’s event and enjoyed a continental breakfast.
“We get everything donated,” Ms Bradshaw said.
Entry was a pink note – $5. Ms Webb said they’d considered upping the cost to boost their fund-raising efforts.
“But our demographic here is a lot of elderly people,” she said.
“This might be their only outing for the year.”
Companies donated items for a raffle and silent auction, the Noble Park Football Club donated money from its pink lunch, held in May, and Club Noble donated cash from a Mother’s Day raffle.
The organisers expected the morning to bring in about $3000 altogether.
Jo’s Cakes in Keysborough has supplied pink-iced cakes for the past decade.
She is a cancer survivor and even continued to bake in support while she battled the disease.
Eunice Padfield from Lynbrook has attended almost every breakfast and is known for her bright pink cowgirl hat covered in pale pink feathers.
She used to drive for the Australian Open and received it from a player who didn’t want to lug it home.
“You wear as much pink as you can,” Ms Padfield said.