Quilters Mow for Charity

It’s charity time again for Quilters By The Sea and this time we are getting our hands dirty. It’s the start of the summer and what better time to be outside and mowing the lawn. We are raising money for brain cancer research via our usual charity. We have much lawn to cover and as such will be dawning the ride on mowers for this energising task. These will be on loan from the local hardware store and will be one given away at the end of the day.

The bestĀ zero turn mowers provided are bound to help us achieve a fast and effective mowing experience. It will also place a little less stress on our ageing bodies. They are equipped with a sun protection roof and drinks holders. Great to bring a vodka martini along for the ride (joking! ;)).

This will be a fun day had by all, so far all but 10 tickets have sold meaning we are due to raise over $5000 for the day’s event. This makes us very proud to be a part of the whole organisation. Last year the Quilters by the sea undertook a speed knitting competition, however, we thought that we were due for something a little different this time.

Brain cancer is a very serious issue and effects not only many Americans, but many people around the world. Nearly 80k cases of brain cancer are detected in the US alone, with just over a quarter beingĀ  primary malignant. This is the most common cancer among those under the age of 19 and accounts for the majority of child related cancer deaths. We hope on the day we can raise more awareness of this illness and help to find a cure for those unlucky soles.

We will be mowing an area just over 5 acres in size and we will each have a portion to cover, so if you have ever wanted to see conservative elderly ladies on large machinery zooming around the yard, then this is your chance. It will be a fun afternoon for all with food and drinks supplied as well. We hope to see you all there and in the giving mood. Please contact me on the website for tickets and donations.

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