CRICKET proved the perfect vehicle to promote breast cancer awareness at Tamworth’s No. 1 Oval on Friday night.
As players took to the field for a Twenty20 cricket challenge, supporters enjoyed the off-field hospitality and cheered on their team.
Led by Nick Leyden and Mitch Power, the two sides slogged it out, Nick’s team making 150 which Mitch’s boys – making 133 – just failed to reach.
Almost 200 people enjoyed the fully-catered Serendipity marquee while others paid a gold coin donation on entry and sat around the boundary on what was a beautiful October night.
Serendipity committee member Trina Constable said yesterday a final fundraising tally was not expected to be known until later this week, but they had been thrilled with the turnout and the chance to spread the word about breast cancer awareness.
“If were got the message through to just one woman to see her GP, or get her breasts checked or book a mammogram, then we’ve been very successful,” she said.
It’s the second cricket challenge hosted by Serendipity, which raises money for cancer patients and projects across the region, the first staged two years ago.