Y’s men’s wise men

Left to Right: Norm Tweedie, Ron Symons and Geoff Webb from the Broken Hill Y’s Men’s Club and Tracy Gauci, Jan Baum and Sandra Wilson from the Broken Hill Breast Cancer Support Group.

The Y’s Men’s Club of Broken Hill presented a $1000 cheque to members of the Broken Hill’s Breast Cancer Support Group (BCSG) on Wednesday.

This donation kick-started the support group’s fundraising campaign for the year.

“We have not been able to fundraise as usual due to Covid, so we appreciate the Y’s Men’s donation,” BCSG’s Tracy Gauci said.

“We can only offer assistance and support to patients and their families because of the support of groups like the Y’s Men Club and the local community.”

Local community support at the Y’s men’s BBQs and Friday night meat raffles at the Workies Club helped raise donation funds.

The Y’s Men Club support a lot of local events.

They ran the merry-go-round for seven hours at Agfair last weekend.

Sandra Wilson from BCSG said they volunteered to help run the Mother’s Day Classic to support those affected by breast cancer on May 15.

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“We want to thank the Y’s Men’s Club for their continued support of our group and the Broken Hill community as a whole. Their donation and help with the Mother’s Day Classic kicked off our fundraising campaign this year,” Ms Wilson said.

The donation to the group will help breast cancer patients with travel assistance and purchasing prosthesis that can be professionally fitted.

The donation will also help support the free wig bank service that offers personalised wigs for all cancer patients.

Ms Gauci, who runs the wig service, said they have supplied over 200 wigs to the Broken Hill community.

Ms Gauci said the donation today will also help us offer support to patients’ families.

The support group’s fundraising campaign will run until National Breast Cancer Awareness month later this year.

They hope Broken Hill businesses will participate in the ‘Paint Our Town Pink’ campaign in October.

Locals can find out more about the Broken Hill Breast Cancer Support Group on Facebook or by calling 0407 067 551.

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