North Beach Family hosting Pink Stump Day cricket fundraiser for McGrath Foundation

back-Melissa Gmeiner (North Beach), Mathilda Carmichael (Perth Scorchers), Murray Gmeiner (North Beach), Lynda Gmeiner (North Beach), front Teagan Gmeiner and Kira-Lee Gmeiner (North Beach) and Bon. Photo: Martin Kennealey
back-Melissa Gmeiner (North Beach), Mathilda Carmichael (Perth Scorchers), Murray Gmeiner (North Beach), Lynda Gmeiner (North Beach), front Teagan Gmeiner and Kira-Lee Gmeiner (North Beach) and Bon. Photo: Martin Kennealey

A NORTH Beach family are hoping a community cricket match will go a long way in helping women with breast cancer.

The Gmeiner family has organised a Pink Stumps Day event at Charles Riley Reserve on February 10 from 1.30pm to raise money for the McGrath Foundation, which funds breast care nurses across Australia.

Teagan Gmeiner said her grandmother died of cancer 25 years ago and believed hosting the event would benefit the community and people with breast cancer.

They will hold a Twenty20 cricket match at the oval, as well as a raffle, auction and sausage sizzle.

“We are hoping it will be a lot of fun, and have a bit of humour,” she said.

“It’s for a good cause. I think that cancer affects everyone.

“We know that so many people go through it, lots of our family friends have struggled with it.”

Perth Scorchers Women’s Big Bash League player Mathilda Carmichael has donated signed gear for auction and North Beach Cricket Club has got on board by opening its clubrooms and bar on the day.

People are asked to contribute a note donation if they want to be part of the Gmeiners’ match, or can run their own game afterwards.

Spectators can watch for a gold coin donation.

Donate at bit.ly/2DQOlQZ.

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