Thursday, July 4, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Pink Picnic In The Park Supporting Breast Cancer Research

A heart-warming gathering was held last Saturday at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens in support of Breast Cancer research.

A total of $3122.00 was raised with $822 worth of donations contributed on the day.

Attendees enjoyed a Pink Picnic afternoon tea amidst live tunes by local artist Tiffany Grace who adorned the event with her single ‘Last November.’

Peter T, Kellie Maree, Graham Day and Les McSweeney also put on a show for attendees while some even got up to boogey as Rock ‘n’ Roll dancers twirled about.

Event organiser and breast cancer survivor, Kellie Watson said, “June is Go Pink For June Breast Cancer Research which I feel is really important because I wouldn’t be here today without the research.

“It’s just a great day to have a nice little gathering here in the garden.”

Kellie extends a special thanks to sponsors and contributors such as Alcorns bakery, Crustys Bakery, Coles Parkside, Woolworths Ooralea, Cliff from Botanic Gardens Cafe (Donated High tea for 2 and cushions for the picnic), Rockin Roll Dancers, Breast Screen for gazebo, Dumpling Hut and Mr Whippy.

Another Special mention to Margaret and Joy the ladies from Louisa Creek craft morning making cushion covers and decorations), 4CRM radio and 101.9 JT, local artist Tiffany Grace as well as Peter T and Kellie Maree, Graham Day and Les McSweeney.

Attendees gathered from all walks of life in support of Breast Cancer Research last Saturday. Photo credit: Hannah McNamara

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