Fundraising Record for Pink

Lynne Milner and Shaun Gulliver at the Pink Launch Dinner
Lynne Milner and Shaun Gulliver at the Pink Launch Dinner

Canungra’s Biggest Fundraiser, Turning Canungra Pink, is set to raise a record amount of over $60,000 this year.

Coordinator, Joanne Kennedy said the events and donations have been outstanding, including a donation of $10,000 from Aquis.

This year marks 10 years of Turning Canungra Pink, and every year more businesses and volunteers join the cause. 

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Volunteers are the life of this event, going from strength to strength since its creation, and with many new faces this year this fundraiser is thriving.

Joanne thanked the community for their support and said the skills of the new volunteers on the committee have helped raise the fundraising bar this year.

“The new thing we have done this year is the web page with online ticket sales,” she said.

“We amped up social media, mainly thanks to Courtney Guerin who has put together a lot of the social media for the events.”

“The letterbox competition and voting for shop front was done by the public via a QR code.” 

“We were lucky enough to receive a community grant of $3,500 from Scenic Rim Regional Council which helped to pay for the decorations and marketing material.”

The pink Honda motorcycle raffle, run by The Butchery Canungra was won by Richard Otten of Ormeau with ticket number 1091.

Richard had his own challenges with prostate cancer in the past which was an added motivator to support the cause.

He also has nine grand children just the right age to put the pink bike to good use!

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