THERE was an extremely strong crowd on hand at the Mareeba Golf Club on Saturday to help fundraise for local woman Sarah Bensted who is currently battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The event, which was held by the Mareeba Business Women’s Club Inc, saw residents young and old dust off their golf clubs in support of an individual who has been an integral part of the community her entire life.
The event’s coordinator Angela Nason said Sarah and her family are very well-respected within the community.
“As you can tell by the amount of people attending, she has a number of family and friends who support her which is a testament to how she is as a person,” she said.
“We were hoping for roughly 50 people, but we have more than 70 here today so it has been a fantastic success.
“The strong numbers are yet another indication of how wonderful Mareeba is as a community – we come together and help those in need.”
Mrs Nason took time to thank those who contributed to the event’s success.
“A huge thank you goes to our sponsors Steggles, Russo’s Quality Meats and Curcio’s Bakery – they’ve provided all the food for the barbecue this afternoon,” she said.
“I also want to recognise the Mareeba Golf Club for being a part of this fundraiser and the community as a whole for showing such great support.”
Mrs Nason said for those wanting to join the Mareeba Business Women’s Club, they can do so by visiting their Facebook page for more information.