Bingo! Breast cancer fundraiser's a top project

TAKE YOUR MARKER: Gympie State High students (from left) Ebony Clough, Cristy Kraan and Ella Findlay are raising money to fight breast cancer through their Breast Cancer Bingo on Sunday.
TAKE YOUR MARKER: Gympie State High students (from left) Ebony Clough, Cristy Kraan and Ella Findlay are raising money to fight breast cancer through their Breast Cancer Bingo on Sunday. Scott Kovacevic

THREE Gympie State High School students will be putting their business studies into practice when they host a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation this weekend.

Year 11 students Ella Findlay, Cristy Kraan and Ebony Clough have been busy since last term organising their Breast Cancer Bingo event as part of their Business Communications and Technology assessment.

On Sunday, October 23 the trio will see months of hard work pay off in Hamilton Hall, where it's eyes down at 2.30pm.

"We were going to do a cent auction but then decided bingo would be fun,” Ella said.

"And seeing this is Breast Cancer Month, we thought it would be good to donate the profits to the breast cancer foundation.”

Cristy said a lot of thought went into naming the event.

"We liked how Breast Cancer Bingo sounded - it just flowed,” she said, adding the assignment had taken them out of their comfort zone as this was the first time any of them had organised an event.

"We've never done anything like this - we're really excited and are hoping we get a really big crowd.”

According to Ebony, there were a number of things they had not realised about organising an event like this, such as laws they had to abide by and how raised funds were distributed.

"There's so much content within (the event),” she said.

Sourcing prizes was also part of the assignment, with some great prizes donated by Gympie businesses.

If you'd like to help Ella, Cristy and Ebony achieve a great result for their project while also supporting a great cause, head along to Hamilton Hall this Sunday

at 2.30pm.

Ten games of bingo, a lucky door prize and raffles will be the order of the day on Sunday with the girls providing some of the afternoon tea. There will also be some food for sale.

Please BYO bingo markers (limited number for purchase). Ticket booklets are $12 each.

Gympie Times

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