Supporting cancer research the goal for Willetton Football Club

Raising money for cancer at Willetton Football Club were Jamie Pratley, Mitchell Steacy, Matthew Steacy, Louise Williams, Elise Mooy, Kristen Nowak, and Joanne Oksana.
Raising money for cancer at Willetton Football Club were Jamie Pratley, Mitchell Steacy, Matthew Steacy, Louise Williams, Elise Mooy, Kristen Nowak, and Joanne Oksana.

WILLETTON Football Club scored goals to support women’s cancer research when it held its annual ladies day.

The event was in support of Team Purple Hearts, a fundraising team that participated in the Hawaiian Walk for Women’s Cancer in May.

Attendees enjoyed a fun afternoon of drinks and nibbles while watching the league football match, before a night of dancing and festivities in the clubroom.

Club president Damian Chandler said he was proud the club could make a difference in the fight against cancer.

“The aim of the event is to treat our ladies to an enjoyable afternoon and at the same time to raise funds.

“Every one of us has been touched by cancer in some way.”

It is the second year the club has hosted the event and this year it raised $1500 for women’s cancer research.

Team Purple Hearts captain Louise Williams said the club’s event supporting an important cause.

“We’re delighted the club chose to partner with us again this year. It’s terrific to have different ways to fundraise and raise community awareness about the fabulous local medical research conducted into these terrible diseases,” said Mrs Williams.

She said funds raised went to support ground-breaking research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.