As a result of the joint fundraising venture between Central Coast Mariners and Brightfield Integrated Facilities Management, the two organisations today donated $8 108 to Cancer Council NSW raised on Pink Day.
Since 2012 the Mariners have raised almost $70 000 by donning pink jerseys, followed by an online auction of the kits along with bucket collections and other collaborative fundraising initiatives between the Mariners & Cancer Council NSW.
Cancer Council NSW – Central Coast’s Community Engagement Manager, Sarah Russell thanked the Mariners & Brightfield.
“We are thrilled with the support of Central Coast Mariners and the annual Pink Round last October,” Russell said.
“These funds will enable us to continue to support and service cancer patients and their families on the Central Coast including transport to treatment, financial and legal assistance, support groups, education and much more. Cancer Council’s key mission is to ensure no one faces cancer alone and having a partnership with the Mariners will ensure this mission is met,” Russell said.
For the fourth season in a row, the Mariners dedicated a Hyundai A-League matchday to supporting Pink Ribbon Day – an annual initiative organised by Australia’s Cancer Council.
In a major boost for the Mariners, Brightfield Integrated Facilities Management also pledged their support to the Club’s ‘Pink Day’ initiative, a relationship that commenced last season.
Brightfield – who offer flexible, specialist facilities management solutions tailored to each individual client and business – will not only have their brand re-appear on the Club’s pink kits, but donate $10 from the sale of each special edition jersey to Cancer Council NSW.
Brightfield’s National Business Development Manager, Dan Campbell said how proud they were to be involved with such a great initiative.
"What we do is a very small part of what The Mariners do in our local community, this is something we think the Mariners are to be congratulated for,” Campbell said.
"The Pink round has become a big part of what Brightfield is all about. Yes, we are in business to make money, but we feel it is important to put something back as well. We see the pink day as one of many ways we can do that."
"Brightfield are genuinely proud to be involved with the Mariners and the Pink Round."