Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation receives $1000 from Sid James fundraiser

TEAMWORK: Derek McIlroy, Ian McCallum, Sid James and Rob Heaslip with $1000 for the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation.
TEAMWORK: Derek McIlroy, Ian McCallum, Sid James and Rob Heaslip with $1000 for the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation.

VICTOR HARBOR – A benefactor from the Get Sid to Hawaii fundraiser held on July 15, is the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation.

More than $7000 was raised from the night, which featured cricketing identities Darren and Jake Lehmann, Jason Gillespie and Travis Head.

One thousand dollars of the proceeds from the evening went to the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation and is part of the McIlroy Auto Group’s Cricket 4 Cancer program.

The program has been ongoing for the past 18 months with more than $30,000 raised for the foundation, which relies entirely on community donations. The Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation receives no government funding and helps people living with cancer and their families.

The foundation’s volunteers transport cancer patients to Adelaide for treatment and the funds raised contribute to ongoing costs.

Chair of the foundation Ian McCallum said the organisation was very thankful for the support it has received from the McIlroy Auto Group and from the Get Sid to Hawaii fund-raising night.

Derek McIlroy said the volunteers at the Fleurieu Cancer Support Foundation are invaluable with the amount of time they spend helping others.

“Cricket 4 Cancer is an avenue for us to raise funds for a fantastic organisation.”