Cocktails to help cancer research

19th April 2017 10:11 AM
Ebony Greer and Terri Hendriksen are hosting a Cousins for a Cure Cocktail Night at the Club Hotel this Saturday. It will be followed by the big event - shaving their heads - next Friday, April 28. Ebony Greer and Terri Hendriksen are hosting a Cousins for a Cure Cocktail Night at the Club Hotel this Saturday. It will be followed by the big event - shaving their heads - next Friday, April 28. Matthew Newton

COUSINS Ebony Greer and Terri Hendriksen are fast approaching their big shave - but first come the cocktails.

The two Chinchilla women decided to start raising money for cancer research after Terri's mum Glenys Snelgar, "the heart and soul" of their family, lost her eight-year-long battle with cancer last year.

Now, five months after they first began their fundraising drive, they have $3500 in the kitty and are looking to double that by the time they shave their heads next week.

To that end, they have organised a "Cousins for a Cure" cocktail night at the Club Hotel this Saturday, April 22, from 6.30pm.

The night will feature a silent auction, fashion show from Mensland Chinchilla, and a display by Chinchilla Showcase Jewellers.

Tickets, which are available from Chinchilla Showcase Jewellers, are $30 a head, and include a complimentary drink and nibblies.

Mrs Hendriksen said community support so far had been incredible.

"We've asked people if we can put out donation tins and they've been happy to do that, or they've rung us and asked us, 'where's ours?'," Mrs Hendriksen said.

"They're getting a great response.

"People are putting their loose change in, which is really nice.

"There was a little boy at the newsagent who had saved up his coins because his grandma had passed away from cancer and he was putting the coins (in the tin) so that was really beautiful."

And as if cancer research wasn't a good enough reason to donate, here's another one.

Mrs Greer's mother Donna Camilleri has been thrown in the deep end, and will be shaving her head if the women are able to raise $7000 by the night of the shave, next Friday, April 28.

"We've told a few people - friends of family - who have said they have savings to burn," Mrs Greer said.