Festival cash flows

Aseaside event has proved to be a financial windfall for a Millicent charity.

Several members of the Millicent Cancer Support Group donated their time last month with staging chores of the inaugural Beachport Crayfish Festival.

President Lisa McCourt said her group will receive a substantial donation from the organisers of the successful event.

“We were contacted to assist and our members ended up working on the gate,” Ms McCourt said.

Since its foundation in the early 1990s, the Millicent Cancer Support Group has raised countless thousands of dollars for charity.

According to Ms McCourt, funds have been used for equipment purchases at the Millicent and District Hospital, for medical research and for the Cancer Council accommodation facilities in Adelaide at Greenhill Lodge.

“We had a committee meeting recently and it looks as though our Girls Day In will be staged later in 2022,” she said.

Meanwhile, fellowship, fitness and family life are the aims of a popular event which will draw the Millicent community together on one Sunday morning next month.

To coincide with Mothers’ Day on May 8, the Millicent Cancer Support Group is staging its evergreen fundraiser which is dubbed ‘Millicent Walks Two Fight Cancer’.

In recent years, the group has successfully staged such events each Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day as well as other ventures to raise funds like the sale of earrings.

Last year’s Mothers’ Day walk attracted more than 200 participants.

The coming walk will follow past practice and begin at Jubilee Park on North Terrace between 9.30am and 10.30am.

Participants can opt for either the 2km walk or the 4km walk around the circuit depending on their age, fitness level or time available.

Inspirational messages about motherhood and family life together will be posted around the Millicent parklands to coincide with the walk.

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