Macksville Mitre 10 celebrate ten years with fantastic fundraising effort

Mitre 10 staff and friends shaved their heads in support of breast cancer sufferers at the Family Fun Day in Macksville on Saturday.

MACKSVILLE Mitre 10 celebrated their tenth birthday with a day for families and young children last Saturday.

The Family Fun Day in Macksville saw children riding toy horses, playing “chucka chicken”, participating in sensory activities and other activities in a free day aimed at young children and toddlers.

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Rachael Southwell, the store’s Business Manager told News of the Area, “We just wanted to say a big thank you to the community and to our staff for their support.”

The team instore had also set themselves the target of raising $5000 for the McGrath Foundation, an Australian charity supporting individuals and families dealing with breast cancer.

As an act of solidarity with cancer sufferers it has become popular to shave heads and when the target $5000 was reached at 1.30 pm, five staff members as well as Tim from 2NVR Nambucca Valley Radio and Matt from Showtime Castles volunteered to fulfil this brave tradition.

“By the end of the day, we raised over $6000,” Rachael said.

“We had over 430 people come through and saw so many kids.”

The store achieved their fundraising goal through a raffle of shop-donated prizes with tickets on sale over the last few weeks at the checkout.

There was also a sausage sizzle, an impressive array of pink cupcakes home-baked by staff, as well as other pink snacks and treats available for sale with all proceeds going to the McGrath Foundation.

“We actually ran out of food on the day and had to go and get more,” said Rachael.

Judging by the smiles on the faces of the attending children the day was a great thank you to families in the community for their support over the years.


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