Teeing off for worthy cause

Therese ColmanBusselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton AFL Masters will host a fundraising golf day next week. Pictured is president George Pearson and secretary Nick Fucile.
Camera IconBusselton AFL Masters will host a fundraising golf day next week. Pictured is president George Pearson and secretary Nick Fucile. Credit: Therese Colman

Busselton AFL Masters Football Club will host its annual charity golf day next Friday to support two local families living with cancer.

The fundraiser is now in its 11th year and has so far raised more than $120,000 for local charities and families in need of help.

The Roberts and Rouse families will be this year’s recipients.

Justine and Brant Roberts’ lives were turned upside down when their two-year-old son Oliver was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia requiring nine months of extensive treatment in Perth and three years of treatment in total.

Stacey Rouse has been battling thyroid cancer for two years.

On July 26, her partner Kieran Bush died in a car accident.

Ms Rouse and Mr Bush have a one-year-old son and another baby on the way.

Club secretary Nick Fucile said teams of four would be formed, and money would be raised through raffles and auctions.

“We are seeking assistance from sponsors in the form of vouchers or stock to be used as prizes, raffles or auctions on the day,” he said.

“Any item no matter how big or small will be greatly appreciated in our efforts to raise these funds.”

The Busselton AFL Masters Football Club charity golf day is on Friday, October 19 from 10.30am at the Busselton Golf Club.

To register and for more information, contact Mr Fucile on 0409 376 470 or email busseltonafl masters@westnet.com.au.

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