Beaudesert Bowls Club holds pink fundraiser for cancer research

THE bowling green was a sea of pink today for Beaudesert Bowls Club’s annual Biggest Morning Tea to support cancer research.

Ladies Club president Bev Bryan said the event was especially poignant this year with the passing of club stalwart Betty Markwell in May.

Ms Bryan said the concept of cancer awareness and prevention at Beaudesert Bowls Club was started 30 years ago, with Ms Markwell being instrumental in promoting screening tests for women in town.

“Before they had mammograms here in town, Betty used to organise a bus to take Beaudesert women, not just club members, to Brisbane to have a mammogram,” she said.

‘And since they started The Biggest Morning Tea events, we’ve held one every year.”

Members played in a variety of pink costumes and Beatrice Flesser won best dressed with Coral Day as runner up.

The event raised about $1000 for the Cancer Council Queensland.