Natte and Laane go pink for fundraise

Amanda Elliott (front) is hoping to raise some much-needed money for the McGrath Foundation with the help of two local cricket teams. Laanecoorie Dunolly and Natte Yallock will play a pink stumps match this Saturday to cap off the Maryborough District Cricket Associationʼs 2018 B grade season.

Two local cricket clubs are trading their whites for pink this Saturday to raise money for a cause close to the heart of many families.

In a clash between top MDCA B grade sides, Natte Yallock and Laanecoorie Dunolly will instead play their round eight game, originally scheduled for Australia Day, this Saturday in a pink stumps match with all proceeds heading straight to the McGrath Foundation for breast cancer support and research.

The day came about with the help of Natte’s Amanda Elliott and Laane’s Brian Mottram after Amanda’s personal struggle with the disease inspired the neighbouring clubs to take part.

Amanda said the support from her local club where her sons play and the Laanecoorie Dunolly Cricket Club, who are donating all proceeds from the day and even offered to host the event, has been overwhelming.

The Natte Yallock v Laanecoorie Dunolly pink stumps day will be held this Saturday, December 22 with the first ball at 12.45 pm.

There will be food and drink available and a raffle with money going straight to the foundation.

Donations can also be made directly to the local team online by searching for the Natte Yallock Cricket Club on the McGrath Foundation’s website.

For more on this story see Page 46 of The Advertiser, Friday, December 21

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