Pink up to help

Harvey-Waroona Reporter
The Shire of Harvey staff have been busy pinking up the town for a good cause.
Camera IconThe Shire of Harvey staff have been busy pinking up the town for a good cause. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

If you have taken a drive down Uduc Road or through Brunswick Junction this week, you may have noticed the towns have been looking a little more pink than usual.

Throughout the month of October, the Harvey Shire Council’s community development team is getting behind the McGrath Foundation’s Pink Up Your Town initiative.

The initiative will see communities come together to pink up their towns and raise vital money to support specialist McGrath Breast Care Nurses and support families experiencing breast cancer.

Community and economic development manager Patrick Quinlivan said the council was eager to get involved with such an important cause.

“It is an issue that affects so many people in this town and across the shire,” Mr Quinlivan said.

“We were keen to get involved and help raise awareness and thought we could have a bit of fun with it at the same time.

“Dressing up and doing something a little bit different will hopefully help us do just that.”

More than 40 volunteer committees and businesses in Harvey have jumped on board to turn the community pink and celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Harvey Post Office staff members Leonie Edwards and Carol Gale were the creative geniuses behind the woven art wrapped around the trees that line Uduc Road.

“We had this great idea to knit pink patches and wrap them around the trees, and we took to Facebook to see who would be keen to get involved and we were amazed with the response,” Ms Gale said.

“We haven’t yet decided what we are doing with them at the end of the month, but we thought of knitting them all together to make a blanket which we can then raffle off and raise more money.

The Harvey Shire Council is hoping to raise a total of $1000 over the coming weeks.

To see the full list of events including Pink Up nights, morning teas and collection tins, visit the shire website

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