Medowie Team raise funds for Cancer patients

The Dry July team.
The Dry July team.


A CARING group of fitness mad friends have put their alcohol to the side for the month of July, to participate in the ‘Dry July’ fundraiser.

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The fundraiser provides much needed funds that go towards cancer support organisations across Australia, to help improve patient comfort, care and wellbeing.

Dry July raises money to ease the burden, reduce stress and add a bit of comfort for those affected by cancer.

Medowie locals, and Project Health and Fitness members, Jacki Ashpole, Sally Black, Kym Brennan, Lee Brooks and Shay Warby formed a team and set about planning some fantastic ways to reach their goal total.

Jackie Ashpole told News Of The Area, “Each of our team members all know someone with cancer, or have lost someone to this terrible disease.”

“We thought it was such a simple commitment to help raise funds to help people get through the worst time of their lives.”

“We’re hoping to smash our goal and raise as much as possible,” she said.

The team originally set their goal to raise $500, but at the time of print have already surpassed that goal and reached $650.

With a public fundraising event open to the community still to come, the team has now set their goal a little higher, and hope to reach $1000 before the month finishes.

On Saturday 29 from 8am-9am, Project Health and Fitness will have a ‘Charity Boot Camp’ in their shed to help the team hit that goal.

Entry is $10 for non-members and $5 for members.

The boot camp will be suitable for all fitness levels, and is set to be a lot of fun as well as great fitness.

Jacki said, “We are also having a barbecue at the conclusion of the boot camp, where all profits will be added to our total.”

If anyone would like to donate, but is not able to attend the boot camp, you can head to the team’s page on the Dry July site:


By Rachael VAUGHAN

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