THE name of a research grant obtained by Cancer Council will be decided by Redlands branch volunteers after they worked to raise the state’s top amount.
About $105,000 was raised by the group of 30 volunteers last year, with 100 events planned this year to generate even more.
Group spokeswoman Patrician Snoddy said the branch was delighted they had taken out the state’s top spot.
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“We’ve been doing this for many years and we are always raising funds,” she said.
The group was presented with the award last Thursday at a ceremony in Brisbane.
Redlands branch president Tish Henderson said the win was a credit to both volunteers and residents who supported their fundraising.
“We’re so honoured to win this and are incredibly motivated to continue supporting Cancer Council Queensland,” she said.
It is not the first time group has raised the state’s top amount – the Redlands branch have been the state’s best fundraisers in previous years, including in 2015 and 1998.
Cancer Council Queensland chief executive Chris McMillan said about $1 million had been raised for the charity in the past year.
“We’re honoured to have so many dedicated fundraisers in Queensland, and congratulate each participant on their outstanding achievements for the cause,” she said.
The second biggest fundraiser was Joshua Ramadani, of Townsville, who raised about $104,000 last year.
The money contributes towards cancer research, new treatments, prevention programs and patient support services.