Clarence Valley Independent

Butchers Beanies for Brain cancer

Chris O’Connor (left) and his team at The Fair Butcher – Yamba and Maclean are going all out to support this year’s ‘Beanies for Brain Cancer’. Get down and grab a sausage sandwich, on Saturday August 3 and support this great cause. Image: Lynne Mowbray

Lynne Mowbray |

The team from The Fair Butcher – Yamba and Maclean have been chosen by the Mark Hughes Foundation as one of the promotional faces for the annual Host a Beanie Day, for Brain Cancer, appeal.

The Fair Butcher owner Chris O’Connor said that their involvement with the Beanies for Brain Cancer appeal came about last year while watching the Friday night footy.

“The show was promoting the Mark Hughes Foundation and the Beanies for Brain Cancer and we thought that it was a good cause,” Chris said.

“We were actually sitting around outside having a few beers and it was a bit chilly and so we thought it was a good idea. We gave them (The Mark Hughes Foundation) a call and got on board to try and sell the beanies and raise a bit of awareness about brain cancer.

“We sold the beanies and ran a sausage sizzle and we ended up raising over $3,500.

“So the money we raised along with all our internal social media stuff we were posting online caught the eye of  The Mark Hughes Foundation.

“The Foundation contacted us to ask if they could use one of the photos that The Independent took of us with the beanies on; to use as their front banner for their promotions this year.

“We were pretty blown away by that.

“The Beanie for Brain Cancer round will take place from July 26-28, in conjunction with the NRL.

“We’ve had the beanies for sale for a while now at both stores (Maclean and Yamba).

“The beanies will be on sale for the month of July at $25 each and we still have a few left over from last year, for $10.

“This year we are doing the BBQ again; where we donate the sausages and all the money goes to the Mark Hughes Foundation.

“We are running the BBQ on Saturday August 3 (the weekend after the beanie round).

“We’ll be kicking the BBQ off at Maclean from 10.30am and then we’ll go down to Yamba, where we will start the BBQ at around 1pm.

“This cause (Beanies for Brain Cancer), has really struck a chord with us.

“We don’t know a lot about brain cancer, so any little bit we can do to help, is good,” he said.

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