Blue skies shine on Pink Stumps event

The grey skies on Saturday morning gave way to pink hats and zinc for the Oak Flats Cricket Club's fund-raiser for The McGrath Foundation.

The club was one of a thousand clubs across Australia taking part in Pink Stumps Day, to raise money for the McGrath Foundation, which helps to fund breast care nurses nationally.

Organiser Stacey Bottley breathed a sigh of relief when the sun came out by lunchtime.

"It was very overcast and we had a few little showers and we were in two minds as to whether we should go ahead with it or postpone it," Ms Bottley said.

"But it cleared up lovely. I was praying for blue sky, I was definitely praying for no rain."

As well as the cricket match between Oak Flats and Albion Park, the day included a face painter and play area for children, while mothers headed to the ladies' tent for a complimentary glass of pink champagne.

After stumps in the cricket match, the festivities continued with a band and barbecue to see out the night.

There was also a raffle to raise money for the charity. Ms Bottley said that through early online donations and almost $350 raised by St Joseph's Primary School, they had passed their $1000 fund-raising target before Saturday's festivities even began.

Ms Bottley said she had personal reasons for wanting to help the McGrath Foundation.

"There's not a single person in the world who hasn't been touched by cancer in some way," she said.

"Personally I've seen quite a few members of my family die from cancer so for me it's just a personal thing, and it's just such an amazing charity."

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