Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Gin Gin's Talent Shines through; Concert Raises Cancer Cash

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Gin Gin's Talent Shines through; Concert Raises Cancer Cash

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Byline: Gary Hutchison

LOCAL performers proved that Gin Gin has talent at Sunday's concert and mini cent sale to raise funds for the Cancer Council's Challenge for Cancer.

More than 125 people, an increase of about 30 on last year, attended the Gin Gin Has Talent afternoon which is set to become an annual event.

Challenge for Cancer entrant and organiser Joyce Humphrey said more than $1200 had been raised.

"It really was a wonderful response," Mrs Humphrey said.

"And I have to thank Margot Moeckel for helping to organise it, along with all the locals who performed so wonderfully.

"Gin Gin really does have talent."

Mrs Humphrey said that unlike similarly named events, Gin Gin Has Talent was simply a free concert which gave local performers the opportunity of performing before an audience.

"It's also a good opportunity for the community to get together for a social occasion as well," she said.

Cancer Council Queensland representative Bonnie Dale told the audience that 60 per cent of the money raised for the organisation went into research to determine the causes of the disease, its mechanisms and possible treatments. …

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