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26 May, 2021

Go Pink for a good cause

FERNVALE resident Karen Goulter has teamed-up with the Old Fernvale Bakery, and together they are doing their bit to help raise much needed funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).


Having tragically lost her mother and grandmother to the deadly disease, Karen chose to come on board with Fernvale’s involvement in the national Go Pink fundraiser, to help breast cancer research.

From the start of May until the end of June, four different products at the Old Fernvale Bakery are generating money that goes towards the NBCF.

One dollar goes to the NBCF for the sale of each chicken pie, round strawberry mud cake, six-pack of raspberry lamingtons, and five-pack of strawberry cupcakes.

Additionally, from 8am until 2pm each Sunday, people come to the Old Fernvale Bakery Café for activities including face painting, hair colouring and temporary tattoos, with the $2 cost for these activities also going towards the NBCF.

While a number of local and visiting children have enjoyed these offerings, Karen said: “Lots of adults get face-painted too. It’s awesome.”

Another incentive is that each time someone buys a product that generates money for the NBCF, they gain a ticket to enter a draw. The prize is two tickets to the Red Hot Country Festival featuring Casey Barnes, Taylor Moss and The Buckleys, at the Sunshine Coast venue NightQuarter on June 25.

Karen felt that being involved in Go Pink was very rewarding, especially knowing it was for a worthy cause which had deep meaning for her.

The eldest of four children, Karen was just 12 years old when her mother tragically lost her battle with breast cancer, before Karen’s grandmother sadly suffered a similar fate three years later.

“It was very hard,” Karen said of the experience that the family went through.

“Awareness (of breast cancer) is a big thing, and diagnosing it early too, to get on top of it.”


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