The Wagga community have held a number of community fundraisers over the past 6 months and are always well supported. These include Wagga Golf Day raising $1895; Wagga Gun Club Raffle and NRL Lunch raising $2125.
For Erin’s Big Chop, Erin chopped 20cm off her waist length hair and donated it to a wig maker to make wigs for children who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment and she did some fundraising for MIA at the same time, in support of her dad. Erin raised $590.
The Newstead Football and Netball Club held a melanoma fundraiser to honour a club member lost to melanoma, and raised over $1200.
The Muirfield Golf Club Ladies Charity Day was held for the third year and raised $5000. The fundraiser involved a day of golf, raffles & a cake stall in support of members and their families affected by skin cancer.
In memory of his mother in law Karen Knuckey, who passed away in December 2020, Jay Jay Abbott shaved his head for the first time and raised $2425.
Popular influencer and surfer Alex Hayes launched his own Fishbowl for the Fishbowl franchise in Manly, and donated a portion of the proceeds to MIA.
Darren Garrison challenged himself in Ultra Trail Australia 100km Run, raising $730 in support of Sarah who was diagnosed with melanoma in September 2021, requiring three surgeries for three separate melanomas.
In honour of Morgan Mansell, who lost her life to melanoma, her father Peter promoted Check4Spots Day on 30th January, and secured a grant of $500 for MIA.
We would also like to thank Jacqui Walker’s 21st Birthday Fundraiser which raised $2325; Liz Gray’s annual sale of her handmade cards which raised $400; Jenny Chandler’s annual cumquat marmalade fundraiser which raised $3880, and Catharina’s 34th Birthday Celebration Melanoma Fundraiser.
We are also so grateful to CosMedic Solutions who donated part proceeds from a product launch to MIA, and to Naked Sundays who supported MIA with part proceeds from their Give melanoma the cold shoulder campaign.