Goodwood Community Centre goes pink for breast cancer

THE Goodwood Community Centre was awash in a sea of pink when staff, volunteers and community members dressed in all shades for their annual Pink Morning Tea to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation.

Adorning the centre was a range of pink balloons and streamers with the menu featuring a range of cupcakes, biscuits, lemonade and popcorn – all coloured pink as a nod to the occasion.

Goodwood Community Centre manager Rachael French said many of the centre’s volunteers and patrons had experience with breast cancer or had supported family members or friends.

“Through hosting events such as the Pink Morning Tea, we not only raise awareness of the McGrath Foundation’s great work, but also remind community members to self-examine regularly to detect any changes in their breasts,” she said.

“It is also a great opportunity to dress in pink and enjoy a pink cupcake with great company.”

This year’s morning tea raised more than $500 for the McGrath Foundation.

Liberal Member for Denison Elise Archer, who joined the celebrations, said the Goodwood Community Centre had a long history of raising funds for women’s health.

“The past three years has seen the community centre raise money for the McGrath Foundation through events such as its Pink Morning Tea,” she said.

“The McGrath Foundation makes life that little bit easier for individuals and families experiencing breast cancer.

“The money raised from the morning tea and other events at the community centre will support placing specialist McGrath breast care nurses where they are needed.”

For more information about the McGrath Foundation, visit

Caption: From left, Goodwood Community Centre volunteer Donna Cowen, Liberal Member for Denison Elise Archer, Margaret Carlisle and centre manager Rachael French.

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