The Central Coast Mariners have reached an important milestone with their charitable endeavours, having raised over $100,000 across seven seasons for Cancer Council NSW Central Coast branch.
For the past seven seasons, the Mariners have dedicated a Hyundai A-League home match to women’s cancer support services on the Central Coast.
Since 2012, the Mariners have raised a grand total of $101 973 by donning pink jerseys, online auctions of the kits, bucket collections and other collaborative fundraising initiatives between the Mariners and Cancer Council NSW, Central Coast.
In a major boost for the Mariners, Brightfield Group Services pledged their support for the club’s Pink Round for the fifth season running, a relationship that commenced in the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 season.
Funds raised by the Central Coast Mariners always contribute directly to a local cause, and the $9,609.22 raised this season alone, will help support Cancer Council NSW Central Coast’s Family Meals at Home initiative as part of their Home Help service.
Central Coast Mariners’ CEO, Shaun Mielekamp, said: “Our relationship with Cancer Council NSW Central Coast is one that we hold close to our hearts.
“As the community club, raising funds and awareness for our charity partners is incredibly important to us.
“As our longest serving official charity partner, we have achieved some amazing things with Cancer Council, and wearing the pink kits each year is something that we are very proud of as a club.
“Thanks to all of our members and supporters who have contributed to this fantastic achievement, but we’re not done yet.
“We hope to double this number as soon as possible,” Mielekamp said.
Aroha Nisbett and Sarah Russell, from Cancer Council NSW, thanked the Central Coast Mariners for their ongoing support.
“The support of the Central Coast Mariners means we can provide local prevention programs and invest in a cancer free future for everyone,” said Nisbett, Community Relations Coordinator Cancer Council NSW.
“Knowledge is power, so we’re honoured to work with the Central Coast Mariners raising awareness of women’s cancers and sparking the conversation around early detection,” said Russell, Community Lead Hunter Central Coast Cancer Council NSW
“We love everything about working with the Central Coast Mariners and are so proud, and thankful, to have been working with a great organisation for years,” Russell said.
Media release, Feb 15
Tyson Scott, Central Coast Mariners Media