It’s an opportunity to showcase our cricket skills and passion to the men of the club, family and friends.
Northern Power Cricket Club has been a massive supporter of women’s cricket and being a part of Pink Stumps Day was a chance to raise awareness and funds for those going through breast cancer. Kelly Jolley, a player on their women’s team also added, “It is also an opportunity to showcase our cricket skills and passion to the men of the club, family and friends!”
The club had 150 cricket fans show their support and raised more than $15,000 this Pink Stumps Day, which brings their total to $75,000 over the past four years. But it’s not all about the fundraising for the Northern Power Cricket club when it comes to cricket, the senior ladies match was supported so well and is now the highlight of the day.
Kelly also mentions, “We have many women in the club directly and indirectly affected by breast cancer.”
Sammy Thomas, a fellow player on the women’s team owes her thanks to Norther Power Cricket Club for supporting a cause that is close to her heart. “Some of life’s greatest and most gut-wrenching moments come in the most unexpected ways.”
“At 39 years of age, the words the result is positive, you carry the BRACA 1 gene rocked me to the core. Fast forward 6 months (a double mastectomy and hysterectomy later) and I felt like the luckiest woman alive. I was able to receive treatment and go on with my life as a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister and friend.”
“At 44, a friend said to me, come play cricket with us next season. This kind invitation led me to meet 11 remarkable women. Women’s cricket is about friendship, fun, support, fairness, commitment and how to respect and appreciate each other’s differences.”
“Sadly today we all seem to know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Raising awareness, supporting the McGrath Foundation and celebrating life is how we can make a positive difference.”