One of Millicent’s longest-running fundraising auxiliaries has recently emerged from its compulsory COVID-imposed closure. A degree of normality has returned to everyday life which means the Millicent Cancer Support Group members can again be active in the community.
Ever since its formation 35 years ago, the MCSG has raised countless thousands of dollars for cancer research as well as additional comforts for cancer patients in hospitals in Millicent and Adelaide.
The funds have been generated by raffles, walk-a-thons, fashion parades and the like as well as donations from the public. To coincide with the re-start of the volunteer group, Millicent resident Ellie Leopold has designed a logo for the MCSG.
The design has been adopted for earrings as well. The first fundraiser was a stall at the pre-Easter outdoor movie night at “The Domain” presented by South East Property Sales and Management.
There was a brisk trade in sweets, popcorn and glow-sticks. Meanwhile, MCSG president Lisa McCourt said the date has been set for a popular annual charity event in Millicent. Ms McCourt said Millicent Walks 2 Fight Cancer will be staged at “The Domain” Playground and the Millicent parklands on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 9).
She said the Millicent Cancer Support Group had submitted a COVID-safe management plan to the health authorities and it had been approved. “Unless there is another state-wide lockdown, the Mother’s Day walk will go ahead,” Ms McCourt said.
Participants can choose either 2km or 4km walks and they can depart between 9.30am and 10.30am. Everyone should then be home in time for the traditional Mother’s Day lunch. Donations are accepted to walk in Millicent Walks 2 Fight Cancer.