SETTLERS Hill Oval in Baldivis will be awash with bright colours on Sunday, with pink taking a prominent place as it plays host to a charity cricket match.
The match will see two teams of mates and colleagues from All Seasons Synthetic Turf Port Kennedy slug it out in a 25-over per side game to raise money for the McGrath Foundation.
Owner Steve ‘Stix’ Fellows said he decided to host the match after his mother faced her own recent battle with breast cancer.
“Raising funds is great, but it’s not the main goal; the big thing for me is more about raising awareness of breast cancer and put it at the front of peoples’ thinking,” he said.
“If we can make the difference in one person getting a breast cancer check, to be that final push for someone, that’s my hope.”
Mr Fellows said all his staff were affected by his mother’s diagnosis as she also works for the company.
We’re a large, close knit group so everyone felt it and was keen for a day of fun for a good cause,” he said.
Mum’s breast cancer was caught at the right time, but it was touch and go. It was definitely not the easiest thing for us all to go through, least of all her
As well as the action in the middle, there will be a sausage sizzle, drinks for sale, a bake sale and raffles, with all proceeds to go to the McGrath Foundation.
Mr Fellows said anyone was welcome to attend the game and partake in event, whether that be as a spectator or to purchase and sausage and drink.
“If people want to come down and watch and support us in what we are doing then they are definitely most welcome to do so,” he said.
“My hope is we can spur anyone to go and get themselves checked after coming down.”
Settlers Hill Oval is on Arpenteur Drive, Baldivis.