Mariners reach $100k milestone for Cancer Council

The Central Coast Mariners are thrilled to announce that the Club has reached an important milestone, having raised over $100 000 across seven seasons supporting Cancer Council NSW – Central Coast.

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 & 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 $9609.22 raised this season alone, will help support Cancer Council NSW – Central Coast’s Family Meals @ Home as part of their Home Help service. The goal is to help ease the stress of daily living so that families can relax for an evening and enjoy a shared moment with loved ones.

Central Coast Mariners CEO, Shaun Mielekamp thanked the Mariners supporters who have contributed to such a great cause and spoke of the Club’s ambition to double the funds raised.

“Our relationship with Cancer Council NSW – Central Coast is one that we hold close to our hearts,” Mielekamp said. “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 & Sarah Russell from Cancer Council thanked the Central Coast Mariners for their ongoing support.

“We are so proud to unite with Central Coast Mariners raising awareness about women’s cancers and making it a health priority right here on the Central Coast. The support of the Central Coast Mariners means we can provide local prevention programs and invest in a cancer free future for everyone.”

Aroha Nisbett, Community Relations Coordinator Cancer Council NSW

“Every day in Australia, around 65 women are told they have breast or a gynaecological cancer. 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.”

Sarah 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. Thanks to organisations like the Central Coast Mariners, raising money for women’s cancer – breast cancer survival is up 18%.”

Sarah Russell, Community Lead Hunter Central Coast Cancer Council NSW
“The Central Coast Mariners are amazing! They have been huge supporters of Pink month and women’s cancer over the years. We really appreciate how positive they are and that they are always looking for ways to increase our reach.”

Aroha Nisbett, Community Relations Coordinator Cancer Council NSW