By Emma Prior and Erin Appleton
The successful Yarrawonga Friends in Common 2017 Cancer Awareness Breakfast held at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort Willow Room on Thursday was a lively and colourful scene for the eighth year running.
With approximately 140 people in attendance, this year’s awareness breakfast was in support of the different types of blood cancers.
Coloured balloons of red, green and orange decorated the room to represent the different type of blood cancers and volunteers of Friends in Common dressed in polos of the representing colours.
Friends in Common volunteer Leon Porter said the breakfast was an outstanding success with the organisation raising over $4000.
“We are just so proud and humbled at how successful this event continues to be. We just want to thank you all for your support,” Leon said.
“Bert Tait again MC’d the event magnificently and we would like to thank the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club for holding the event, Carmel Duck from the Leukemia Foundation for guest speaking, the CWA, Kennedy Children, Yarrawonga Health, Lake Mulwala Ski Club who were co-sponsors of the event, Kennedy Builders - Christopher and Damien and their workers for turning up at 7am for the breakfast and their continuous support year in and year out.”
Leon said she would also like to thank the businesses in the area who supported the event by painting their windows orange.
The Kennedy children sold tickets for raffle prizes donated by various local businesses which were drawn towards the end of proceedings with three lucky winners in Val Taranto, Judy Barlow and Alicia.
Volunteers told the Chronicle 20% of the door sales taken for the event were to be donated to the Leukemia Foundation.