Movember success: Over $8000.00 raised in Bingara

December 5, 2013

Organisers of the Rats and Lions Movember party are still in shock with the generosity shown by those who attended. In what can only be described as the Fund raiser of the year people from all over turned up to help raise over $6700.00 on the day to go towards Movember and Pancreatic Cancer Research, thanks to the tremendous efforts of Lyn Rose.

Movember participants
Some who donated their faces for a good cause: Blue Wilson, Ben Roberts, ‘Bobby Tendulkar’, Tex Wright, Ron Johnson, Taylor Holland-Wright, Peter Collins, Chris Thomas and Steve Pleffer.

Everybody should be extremely proud of themselves for the result. Along with much needed funds collected during the month this makes it close to $8200.00, going towards men’s health and the fight against pancreatic cancer.

The tone was set when Robby Stonestreet alias Hairy Man, came forward and had his beard removed at the start of the afternoon. This loosened the whole crowd up and was a stunning result with him being virtually unrecognizable. This brought about a flurry of donations coming forward for other well-known locals to lose some very recognisable features. Keith King, Mick Walton and Saul Standerwick just to name a few are now sporting new looks for a worthy cause. Five of the girls, Renee and Kasey Allen, Glenda Wright, Bec Mack and Amber Stevens all lost their locks to Nickola Williams (Paris) hair clippers as well.

Lyn Rose had some great items donated from friends and associates that were auctioned on the night. Robert Northcott did a fantastic job and $3355.00 was raised from this alone. The kids were entertained with Mo face painting by Georgia and a Mo colouring in competition was also run. The great Mo challenge was met during the month also and four judges deliberated long and hard to come up with the final winners of four categories, Thickest- went to Ben Roberts, Best suited- Bobby Tendulkar, Poorest cultivation- Taylor Wright and Best artificial – John Wade.

The afternoon was an opportunity for punters to sit back and enjoy each other’s company in a fun family atmosphere with local artists singing and playing some great tunes along the way. A barbecue was supplied and everybody just enjoyed each other’s company.

A big thank you must go out to the helpers and supporters of the event, Gwydir River Rats, Bingara Lions, Lyn Rose and the Staff of the Sportsmans Pub, The Entertainers (Steve McGarrity, Jamie Wilson, Chook Stevens and Tony Cornish) Sky Racing (Gav Carmody), Meat on Maitland, Tooheys, Coca Cola, Bidvest, H. Roy Miller, TCW, Bingara IGA, La Vogue, Bingara Anglers, Bingara Bakehouse, Johnsons Northwest Carpets, Ken and Jan Walker, Rick and Sue Burdon, Gerry and Cherisse Amer, Amber and Peter Stevens, Paul Perkins and Chris Wells, Bec and Hayden Mack, Phil Whitton and drivers, Jon Alliston and the delightful Hairdresser Paris.

Once more Bingara, well done, and give yourselves a clap for a mighty effort.

See great photos of the volunteers who lined up to contribute to a successful Movember on page 6 of this week’s Bingara Advocate.