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For a great cause: Concorde Aged Care Home staff members Gail Jones, Siobhan O’Dea
and Lucinda Birjandi.
Staff at Concorde Aged Care Home pulled out all the stops to make their annual breast cancer fundraiser a success, raising a huge $470.
They held a morning tea on Wednesday, October 21 with a wide range of treats made by staff and heaps of pink decorations, including lanterns and balloons. All staff wore pink for the occasion and some of them even donned bright pink wigs and costumes.
Breast cancer awareness flags were displayed on the flag pole in front of the South Perth home, with a white flag for people currently fighting the disease and a black flag in memory of loved ones who have passed away.
The home’s administration officer Siobhan O’Dea, who organised the fundraiser, also sent her partner to his workplace dressed in pink to sell cupcakes for the cause.
The funds went to the Concorde Walkers Group, made up of Siobhan, Gail and Lucinda who competed in a charity walk in aid of breast cancer on Sunday, October 25.
“This is a truly worthy cause close to many of our hearts with a shocking statistic of 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime,” Siobhan said. “Thank you to everybody including residents and their relatives, who attended and donated and helped make the day a huge success.”
October is Australia’s breast cancer awareness month, giving people the chance to focus on the disease and its impact in the community. Siobhan said she has already started planning for next year’s fundraiser.
Congratulations Concorde for an incredible effort towards an important cause.