Annual 'Shell Cove ladies wine tour’ fundraiser to return in October

EVENT: Jane Ward, Alivia Micallef and Cassy Peters preparing for the Shell Cove fundraiser. Picture: Sylvia Liber
EVENT: Jane Ward, Alivia Micallef and Cassy Peters preparing for the Shell Cove fundraiser. Picture: Sylvia Liber

MORE than a hundred women will dust off their pushbikes and scooters and take to the streets of Shell Cove to raise funds for an Illawarra woman battling cancer. 

The ‘Shell Cove Ladies Wine Tour’ will take place on October 27. 

Shell Cove resident Cassy Peters, along with her family and friends started the event with an aim to raise money for a different family each year.  

Last year’s event raised $23,000.

This will be the third year the event has taken place.

Ms Peters said 150 participants will take part in 2018.  

The ‘ladies day out’-style tour features a group of women riding their pushbikes/scooters or walking, while visiting houses/venues in Shell Cove.  

Participants can also buy raffle tickets and make cash donations on the day. 

All funds raised will go towards supporting Mikaila Brisbane and her family.  

The 23-year-old Flinders wife and mother of two has alveolar soft part sarcoma. 

“It’s a very rare cancer she is fighting with no proven cure,” Ms Peters said. 

“It doesn’t respond to chemo, and they’ve got her on trial drugs to see if that helps.”

It is most frequently found in young adults and teenagers and often begins in the lower extremities.

In its first year, the tour raised funds for late Flinders man Adam Regal and his family.

Last year’s event raised funds for Illawarra toddler Tyde O’Neill and his family. 

Ms Peters said this year’s tour was sold out in terms of participants.

However, they are seeking monetary or prize donations for the day. To donate, phone 0400 399 991.