Fundraising for 'Team Teal' starts early

03 January 2018 | Harness Media Centre News
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All the ladies that took part in the Kriden Park Lady Drivers Invitation at Leeton on Monday gathered around HRNSW Chairman Rod Smith. From left to right: Amy Day, Madi Young, Martelle Maguire, Ellen Rixon, Jessica Prior, Rod Smith, Brooke McPhers

All the ladies that took part in the Kriden Park Lady Drivers Invitation at Leeton on Monday gathered around HRNSW Chairman Rod Smith. From left to right: Amy Day, Madi Young, Martelle Maguire, Ellen Rixon, Jessica Prior, Rod Smith, Brooke McPhers Photo by Coffee Photography

FUNDRAISING for the Women’s Cancer Foundation began early at Leeton’s TAB Carnival of Cups meeting on Monday.

With fundraising for the ‘Team Teal’ campaign to start Australia-wide on February 1, the crowd at Leeton were certainly feeling festive raising $500 towards ovarian cancer research.

This was then matched by the Leeton Harness Racing Club, taking the amount raised to $1000.

However, this was equalled by Kriden Park, the sponsor of the Lady Drivers Invitational at the meeting, and then matched again by Harness Racing New South Wales, thus raising $4000 in total for the WCF.

This is a great start to the Team Teal campaign which starts on February 1 to March 11, where female harness drivers across Australia and New Zealand will wear teal coloured driving pants to raise awareness of ovarian cancer.

Harness Racing NSW will donate $200 to the WCF for every official winner driven by a reinswoman in NSW during the 2018 campaign.

Harness Racing NSW will finalise the list of 2018 Ambassadors across the state and seek the support of clubs and participants in this charitable effort.

For those wishing to donate to the cause, head to https://teamtealnsw.gofundraise.com.au/

 

  

 

 

 

Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW) is the controlling body for harness racing in New South Wales with responsibility for commercial and regulatory management of the industry including 33 racing clubs across the State.  HRNSW is headed by a Board of Directors and is independent of Government.

To arrange an interview or for further information please contact:

AMANDA RANDO | MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

(02) 9722 6600 •  arando@hrnsw.com.au •  @Amanda_Rando

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