Thursday, 22 February 2018

Digga Morning Teal Event for Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Awareness month

February is ovarian cancer awareness month and a cause very close to home for the team at Digga Australia.

Yesterday (22.02.2018) the Digga community raised over $15,000 for Ovarian Cancer Australia following a full day of fundraising activities at their facilities in Yatala, Queensland.

Digga would like to thank the entire Digga community for getting involved and taking part in this amazing cause - we could not have done it alone.

Ovarian Cancer Australia

Ovarian Cancer Australia provides vital services for women living with ovarian cancer and raises awareness of the disease. Every year thousands of Australian women are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer, the deadliest form of cancer. Contrary to what many people believe, a pap test will not detect ovarian cancer, there is currently no early detection test.

Digga Morning Teal

The team at Digga initially decided to organize a Morning Teal for staff with a gold coin donation and the proceeds would be donated to Ovarian Cancer Australia. However, a morning tea quickly became a sausage sizzle and before long we had gifts being dropped off from suppliers and dealers to hold a raffle.

By the day of the event, the Digga team had received over 70 prizes donated for a raffle and auction with a value upwards of $4000. The team also saw cash donations in excess of $5000 on their fundraising page from our amazing suppliers, dealers, and local businesses.

Many of the prizes, including a Lenovo tablet (donated by Fuse recruitment), 4x AFL tickets for the Brisbane Lions (donated by CC Amatil) and 3x Bauer media magazine subscriptions (donated by Bauer Media) were raffled in a lucky dip prize draw.

Top prizes from Bohler, Castrol, Total Steel, ARK Parts, Hastings Deering Cat, Eaton, Westpac, JCB, and R& J Batteries were auctioned off in a silent auction. Some of the prizes included were a V8 Supercar driver experience, corporate seats to the Titans vs Broncos and a very sought after 70l hot pink Caterpillar esky. Staff were bidding until the last second to get their hands on some of the prizes!

If you would like to donate to Ovarian Cancer Australia, visit our fundraising page here.

Thank you to our suppliers, dealers & local businesses

All of the raffle and auction prizes came from our generous suppliers, dealers, and local businesses and we would like to thank them all for being a part of our Digga community fundraising efforts:

Total Steel
Bauer Media
Hastings Deering Cat
Bauer Media
ARK parts
R&J Batteries
Akzo Noble
Corporate travel partners
Fuse Recruitment
CC Amatil
Shearer's Arms Tavern
Mad Ink
Preferred car care
Beenleigh Butchery
Office Choice
Norfolk Tavern
Coral Cay Resort
Jamberry pamper
Murray Bros - Jeremy Poole
Gold Coast Titans
Zena Wolfenden
Peter Bare Arsed Mechanical
Stone & Wood
Gabrielle Craddock