Cheers to brewery’s support for ball

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
The Beerfarm will hold an event on August 9 to raise money for the McGrath Foundation
Camera IconThe Beerfarm will hold an event on August 9 to raise money for the McGrath Foundation Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee/Jackson Lavell-Lee

Pink Up Our Region has received the generous support of Beerfarm to hold its Pink Gala Ball at the Metricup brewery on August 9.

After putting the call out on social media, Beerfarm reached out to the Pink Up committee, offering its venue, time and resources to the fundraising effort.

Pink Up Our Region is a fundraising festival that calls out for the entire region, from Busselton through to Augusta, to “Pink Up” over a full week from August 5-11.

The Beerfarm event will see 400 tickets sold, live music and an auction of donated goods.

During the week of pink, the region will host a series of pink events including the Settlers Tavern opening event; the White Elephant transforming into The Pink Elephant; the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and the City of Busselton lighting their buildings up in pink; Bettenay Nougat’s new offering of Rose Nougat; and the Studio Gallery Art exhibition, Brush with Pink.

Pink Up the Region chairwoman Debbie Noonan said the goal was to raise more than $44,000.

“Ken Preston, from Stocker Preston, will be holding the auction on the night, so there will be funds on top of that as well,” she said.

“I contacted the (McGrath Foundation Breast Care) nurses to bring their guests down here to give them a break from the debilitating disease.”

All proceeds from Pink Up Our Region go towards the McGrath Foundation to fund more of the two local breast care nurses.

Beerfarm head chef Ben Beaton said it was a great cause that the team wanted to be a part of.

“The McGrath Ffoundation is a really great charity, which I’ve seen doing great things, so I thought Beerfarm would be a perfect venue for their event,” he said.

Howard Park Wines events co-ordinatorcoordinator Clare Maguire said she had many friends who had suffered from breast cancer and wanted to help in any way possible.

“It’s all about having that really great community around you, who can support you in times of need,” she said.

The gGala bBall will include champagne on arrival, canapeés and a rocking music line-up including blues, swing and rock and roll, and performers from the Margaret River Theatre Group.

For more information on Pink Up Our Region events, visit facebook.com/Pinkupour region.

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