Saturday night marked a bitter sweet occasion for the Absolute Enterprises Mackay Cutters.
With the result not going the Cutters way Saturday night on field, off field was the best result that the Pink Ribbon Charity Fair could have asked for.
The Mackay Cutters donned pink jerseys on Saturday night in honour of Women in League round.
The jerseys featured the Pink Ribbon Charity Fair’s logo on the front and were auctioned off after the game with all proceeds going to the charity.
Raelene Wells, who founded the charity, said it exceeded all her expectations.
“The whole day was such an experience, and it’s definitely something that we hope to be able to partner with the Mackay Cutters again in the future.”
Cutters spokesperson Crystal Warren also said the day was a great success.
“We pride ourselves on being such a community based club. To be able to hand over in excess of eight thousand dollars to a local charity which gives all money it raises to the Queensland Cancer Council is something special.”
With thanks to the Cutters supporters and sponsors who attended the auction after the game, the club was able to raise over $8700 from the jerseys.
Local Jillaroos player Deanna Turner also put her very own fully signed 2013 Jillaroos jersey up for auction, raising $1100 to go to the Pink Ribbon Charity Fair.