Oberon ready to show its true colours for McGrath Foundation

PINK PATCH: Oberon Council staff members Lynette Safranek,
Theresa Boyd, Tania Matthews, Sarah Culley, AJ Jack, Lisa Coleda,
Constanza Gaiser, Leanne Pointon, Sharon Swannell and Taidyn
Levanic get into the pink spirit.
PINK PATCH: Oberon Council staff members Lynette Safranek, Theresa Boyd, Tania Matthews, Sarah Culley, AJ Jack, Lisa Coleda, Constanza Gaiser, Leanne Pointon, Sharon Swannell and Taidyn Levanic get into the pink spirit.

OBERON is ready to show its support for the McGrath Foundation during Pink Up Your Town in October.

Tickets for the Pink Stumps Lunch on Saturday, October 19 have all sold out and a big afternoon of fundraising is expected.

For those who won't be attending the lunch, there will be a stall in Oberon's main street on Friday selling raffle tickets in support of the event - and there are some great prizes on offer.

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Mayor Kathy Sajowitz, who will host the Pink Stumps Lunch at the Oberon Golf Club hall, says the venue will be at capacity "and the response has been fantastic".

"The generosity of those who have donated some valuable treasures for the auction is beyond belief," she said.

Among the items to be auctioned are two dinner programs signed by Sir Don Bradman.

One program is for a 1982 Bradman Trust spring dinner held at the Regent Hotel in Sydney in 1982 and the second program is from the dinner to mark the launch of The Bradman Albums, a two-volume chronicle of Bradman's career collected from family memorabilia.

This program will be with a mint-condition set of the Albums, and a copy of the speech made by former prime minister Bob Hawke, in which he reflects on his own passion for cricket and the awe in which he held Bradman's achievements.

Bradman, who retired with a Test batting average of 99.94, remains a towering figure in the history of the sport and the programs are expected to be popular.

Other items to be auctioned include a cricket bat signed by the NSW Blues one-day squad, and a whole lamb.

The lunch, which is being co-sponsored by Oberon Council and Borg Panels, will also include a Pink Quiz, raffle and door prizes.

Everyone attending is asked to wear something pink.

The guest speaker will be Marita Tipene, one of 135 breast cancer care nurses supported by the McGrath Foundation across rural and regional Australia.

The McGrath Foundation was set up in 2005 after cricketer Glenn McGrath's wife Jane's diagnosis and recovery from cancer. Jane died in 2008.