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Yamba butchers support ‘Beanies for Brain Cancer’

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

Lynne Mowbray |

A Yamba butchery has come on board to help support the Mark Hughes Foundation, MHF Beanies for Brain Cancer week.

Former Newcastle Knights player Mark Hughes set up the Mark Hughes Foundation MHF, after Mark was diagnosed with brain cancer in July 2013.

In 2017 with the support of Channel nine and the NRL Footy Show, the NRL Beanie for Brain Cancer week raised $2.3 million. The money raised through this campaign goes to help find a cure for brain cancer, create awareness and help support cancer patients and their families.

Yamba Fair Butchery owner Chris O’Connor said that this year they have decided to get behind the Mark Hughes Foundation ‘Beanies for Brain Cancer’ fundraiser, by selling the MHF Beanies and running a sausage sizzle.

“On the back of the Beanie for Brain Cancer round in the NRL, we got on board with those guys and we’re just doing a fundraiser,” Chris said.“So we’re selling the MHF beanies here at the shop and we’ll be running a sausage sizzle here on Saturday June 16, between 10 am – 12 noon.“This year’s stock of beanies sells for $20 (we’ve still got some of last year’s stock which are $10) and it will be $1 for a sausage sandwich and the money raised will go to support the foundation.
“We’ve got 100 beanies and we’re thinking we might order another 100.
“The beanies went on sale on Monday and will continue for the week and the sausage sale will be on Saturday only.

Hopefully people will come out and support it and grab a cheap feed – it’s for a great cause.

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