• Kristine Lane

You're Invited to a Charity Race Day


For anyone affected by breast cancer, support is vital for recovery, and one local business is doing what it can to help women experiencing this life-threatening condition.

Narangba and Burpengary’s Moreton All Body Care is once again hosting a Charity Race Day at Sunshine Coast Turf Club’s Corbould Park Racecourse on Sunday, March 11 in order to raise funds for the Mater Hospital Brisbane’s Chicks in Pink who help to provide essential support for female cancer sufferers.

Team ‘Jiggly Bits’, consisting of Physiotherapist Georgie Vinton, Receptionists Claire Lyons and Victoria Allington, and friend Anne Colston, are calling all locals interested in donning their best frock or suit to support a worthy cause.

With over 15,934 women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 according to Cancer Australia, significant emotional and financial burdens are often experienced by many of these women whilst dealing with the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of breast cancer. Monies raised by the Charity Race Day will go towards providing crucial support services such as counselling, future research, and practical items like mastectomy bras – all of which will greatly impact these women’s lives.

Owner of Moreton All Body Care and main organiser of the event, Georgie, encourages people from the community to come and enjoy a great day out whilst also showing their support for a cause that in all likelihood has already touched many of their lives in some way – be it from a close family member or just someone they know of.

“We have decided to host this Charity Race Day because it is something uniquely special that people of all ages can become involved in. And, it’s a great way for people to get together and have an enjoyable time, all the while helping to raise funds for a fantastic organisation that assist women in a time of significant need. We’re offering the opportunity for residents and groups of friends or work colleagues to dress up in their best outfits and get together whilst also being entertained by all the exciting things that horse racing has to offer.”

Promising to be an event-filled day, guests will enjoy a buffet lunch and five hours of drinks, plus entry into the Champagne Garden in the Member’s Area which provides trackside undercover seating. Raffles will also be available before and on the day, as well as the opportunity to sponsor a race – the naming of it, presenting the trophy to the winning owners and trainers, watching a recap of the race in the air-conditioned bar with the owners, and receiving a personalised photographic bottle of wine to commemorate.

“Tickets are just $100 per adult and $50 per child, and numbers are restricted - including sponsorship of the races,” says Georgie, “so we recommend people booking as soon as possible to ensure they don’t miss out. With our sights set on raising $5,000 again this year, we encourage the community to get behind us to support this worthy cause, and to come and enjoy a beautiful autumnal day at the races with the aim of helping women who have breast cancer.”

When: Sunday, March 11 Where: Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Caloundra Ticketing and Info: 0468 890 204


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