Saints turning pink

PLAYERS from Gawler & Districts netball club Xavier Saints will swap their traditional white socks for pink ones for a McGrath Foundation fundraiser on July 8.

The fundraiser, titled ‘Pull on your socks day’, aims to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.

Club secretary Lizi Worden said, this year, the Saints have decided to partake in the initiative as a club, rather than association-wide.

“Last year our association held the fundraiser, this year we decided to do it as a club,” she said.

“Kelly Fidock, from our club, asked if we would like to be involved, so we’ve done it as a club-only thing this year.

“I know about 90 per cent of our members were involved last year.”

Mrs Worden said the fundraising is going strongly so far.

“We’ve made about $600 worth of purchases in the socks, that’s about 40 pairs that we’ve done so far,” she said.

“We’re aiming to get about 60 to 70 pairs of socks.

“Other merchandise is available, but we’re not promoting that as much as the socks; we have a special permit from the association to wear the socks instead of our normal white Xavier socks.”

While breast cancer isn’t something that has affected Mrs Worden personally, it has had some effect around the club.

“We know that a few of our members have been directly and indirectly affected by breast cancer, so we feel that it (the cause) is something good for the club to do to come together and support,” she said.

The socks cost $15 a pair, and donation tins will be circulated on the day.

Jack Hudson

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Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.

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