It’s just a way to give back to the community.
Every year the Gloucester Rugby League Club devote a game to help raise money for a charitable organisation with a connection to the community and this year was no exception.
On Saturday August 4, the club devoted their final home game to men’s health with the Gloucester Prostate Cancer Support Group set to receive all the funds raised from the gate and canteen.
The game was played against the Clarence Town Cobras, with the Magpies winning 50 to 16.
Recently, Gloucester Magpies treasurer, Mathew Higgins handed over a cheque for $2000 to the group’s representatives, president Steve Pennicuik and member, David Fraser.
Gloucester Prostate Cancer Support Group members were on hand on game day, with some cooking up the barbecue to help raise more funds and more awareness.
For David, one of the group’s most recent new members, it’s about highlighting the importance for men, both young and old, to get their prostate checked.
The funds received will go toward supporting Gloucester men when faced with a cancer diagnoses. The group not only supports men with prostate cancer, but men with any type of cancer, their family and loved ones.
The fundraiser was just one even held inline with Prostate Cancer Month, which covers all of September. The group also held a street raffle, a sausage sizzle and an annual presentation night.
Everyone was welcome to attend the presentation night which hosted guest speakers Ashley Beaton from North Coast V-Twins and Gloucester paramedic, Jodie House.
The Gloucester Prostate Cancer Support Group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6.15pm for at 6.30pm start at the CWA Hall on Church Street.
For more information about the group, please contact, president Steve Pennicuik on 6558 2087, treasurer Robert Sparke 0410 455 304 or secretary Iris Usback 0427 581 090.
Last year, the Gloucester Magpies donated a cheque for $1200 to the Gloucester Prostate Cancer Support Group.
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