Heroic effort put into Eglinton cupcake fundraiser for childhood cancer

Chantelle St James, Jane Hunt and Thomas and Cinzia Bulegato and Laura. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Chantelle St James, Jane Hunt and Thomas and Cinzia Bulegato and Laura. Picture: Martin Kennealey

MOTHERS will hold a superhero-themed fundraiser for childhood cancer research in Eglinton next weekend.

Eglinton resident Jane Hunt and Chantelle St James, of Alkimos, are organising their second ‘Cupcakes for a Cure’ event on September 10, with help from Cinzia Bulegato, of Eglinton.

Mrs Hunt said September was Childhood Cancer Awareness month and they hoped to raise $1500 for the Kids Cancer Project.

Her son Thomas (3) was diagnosed with cancer of the soft tissue, or rhabdomyosarcoma, in January 2016 and had chemotherapy last year.

“He is now thankfully 12 months in remission,” she said.

“Along the way we’ve met loads of other families and children and it’s not always this outcome – lots of children we’ve met don’t survive.

“We want to improve the outcomes for children diagnosed with cancer.”

Mrs Hunt said funds raised would go towards research into treatment and result in better outcomes for affected children.

Last year they held the fundraiser at an Alkimos cafe and they had planned to do the same at Remedy Coffeehouse this Sunday.

However, the increased support from various businesses and entertainers has led to relocating it to the sports oval on Cinnabar Drive in Eglinton.

“It’s a much bigger event this year than last year,” Mrs Hunt said.

“We have a great family event planned with loads of entertainment.

“We have face painters, superheroes, reptiles, animal farm, sport activities, soft play equipment and much more.

“We want the kids to come dressed up as superheroes.”

All About Sports will run superhero training sessions on an obstacle course and Amberton estate developer Stockland is helping them host it

There will be a raffle, with tickets costing $5 each or $10 for three tickets, while the cupcakes will cost $3-4 each.

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Cupcakes for a Cure – Superhero Day

When: 10am-2pm on Sunday, September 10

Where: Amberton oval, Cinnabar Drive, Eglinton

Entry: $5 for children’s gold pass