The challenges were plenty with floods, closed roads and the ABBA Festival cancellation, but the Trundle Pink Ribbon Night survived it all to once again produce an amazing result raising over $26,000 for the NSW Cancer Council.
“It was bigger than we had imagined,” said organiser Carolyn Keep, who was named the Central West’s 2022 Adult Volunteer of the Year in recognition of her committee’s remarkable fundraising efforts.
She said with the rain and the uncertainty of the harvest, they were not sure what kind of support they would get, “but the place was packed out with over 400 people. It was just fabulous, with people coming from Parkes, Forbes and other surrounding towns too.”
Carolyn and her committee were once again overwhelmed with generous donations and they ended up with 35 auction items and 58 raffle prizes. “We have received such wonderful support from the local small businesses donating baskets of goods and local produce.” Other donations included a Glen McGrath helmet that sold for $1,100 and a signed cricket ball reaching $300.
Carolyn thanked Parkes Services Club and Whittaker Contracting from Orange sponsoring a total of $4,000 for the event, and the Cancer Council for all their wonderful support.