Pink Up Merimbula a huge success

Merimbula's Pink Up campaign was a magical success.
Merimbula's Pink Up campaign was a magical success.

The glitter may have only just settled after Merimbula exploded in pink for the recent 'Pink Up' campaign, but already the campaign's key organiser Tania Dwyer is looking ahead hoping to host more whole-town fundraisers.

Ms Dwyer said she was "astonished" by the total amount of money raised during town's month-long pink campaign. A final tally has now been counted, with money donated throughout the campaign adding up to a huge $18,200, which is almost double than what organisers were aiming for.

"The money didn't come from one solid event and it was an amazing whole-town effort. It goes to show what we can do as a community," Ms Dwyer said.

The campaign saw three main events including a pink sale day, high tea and family fun day with a series of smaller community fundraisers and events take place during the month of October.

Ms Dwyer said donations gathered from little community groups, tins on counters and the bigger events made for the campaign's huge monetary success, proving that every little bit helped.

"This is proof of what our vibrant town of enthusiastic people can do when we all band together," Ms Dwyer said.

The money raised will go to the McGrath Foundation to help fund its Breast Care Nurses program.

Ms Dwyer said she would like to thank everybody who jumped on board and said she was keen to wrap her head around another campaign that would benefit people in the community.

"I'd love to do it all over again using the 'Pink Up' model for another cause. I'm open to suggestions. If anybody has a local cause worthy of a similar type of campaign they can get in touch with me," she said.

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