IT was all about the pink for OMK’s Pink Stumps Day and with a grand total of $54,000 raised, organisers can be justly proud of the result.
About $30,000 came from the sale of 27 heifers and steers which sold for an average of $1883.70 at the Koonwarra saleyards on Friday. The best price received was for six Angus steers which sold for $2360 each.
The cattle had been raised on various properties by farmers who volunteered their land for the occasion. Many of the supporters turned out for the sale which saw the yards bedecked with pink balloons.
The celebrations and fundraising continued on Saturday in a somewhat unusual format.
Instead of the usual 160 women filling the Outtrim Hall for lunch and drinks with games and fundraising activities, there were just 11 women in the cricket clubrooms. However, there were an additional 160-plus women at 16 homes who joined in via Zoom, hosting their own games and fun. A silent auction on Facebook also boosted the final result.
Organiser Amy White said the caterers delivered food packs to the 16 homes on Saturday morning.
The money raised is donated to the McGrath Foundation which provides nurses for people with breast cancer.