PINK STUMPS: (Back); Charlie White, Alfie Williams, Calen King, Benjamin Val Madex, Darcy Watts and Reggie Davies.(Front): Constance Linnewebber and Ted Griffiths, at the second annual Proserpine pink stumps charity day on Saturday February 24, 2018.
PINK STUMPS: (Back); Charlie White, Alfie Williams, Calen King, Benjamin Val Madex, Darcy Watts and Reggie Davies.(Front): Constance Linnewebber and Ted Griffiths, at the second annual Proserpine pink stumps charity day on Saturday February 24, 2018. Tamera Francis

Prossie's pink stumps day

SATURDAY sport at Proserpine Cricket Club, turned pink to raise much needed funds for cancer.

Proserpine local Bec Watts organised the town's second annual pink stumps day to raise much need funds for the McGrath foundation.

The Whitsunday community braved the gloomy skies for a cause and flooded the cricket club in bright pink attire.

After Ms Watts brother was diagnosed with brain cancer; the pink stumps day fundraiser came up in a conversation with friends who decided to host the event to raise much needed funds for cancer research.

"My brother has cancer he has a brain tumour we had a chat last year and pink stumps came up and we thought it'd be a good way to get friends and family together and raise money for charity,” Ms Watts said.

Local Cannonvale and Proserpine businesses donated raffle prizes Ms Watts said, "it's good to get the community support, even though everyone has been doing it tough this year due to the cyclone.”

In 2018 Ms Watts hopes to raise $2000 more than last year's final donation, "in total we raised $5500 last year and I'd like to raise $7500 this year, hopefully the weather doesn't put people off.”

Online donations can be made two weeks after the event for those who couldn't make it out to on the day.

Community members rallied together hosting a bake sale and sausage sizzle for a gold coin donation.

With a slip and slide out for the kids and a junior cricket game running the charity day provided an awesome way to spend a Saturday afternoon and donate to a great cause.


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