News

Greens rosy with breast cancer fundraiser

From pink nail polish to pink lipstick and eye shadow, Wayne Nairn went all the way in getting dolled up in pink to raise money for breast cancer.
From pink nail polish to pink lipstick and eye shadow, Wayne Nairn went all the way in getting dolled up in pink to raise money for breast cancer. Robyne Cuerel

THE bowling green turned pink last Sunday in an attempt to get local woman Nicky Iwers to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro ... and it's for a good cause.

The $1841.10 raised at last week's Charity Bowls Day was a helpful addition to the $10,000 Ms Iwers hopes to raise for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

However, Ms Iwers is not alone in her journey and in November she will join 15 others from around Australia to take on the challenge of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro.

Together the group has raised $80,000 for their efforts of scaling all 5895m of Africa's highest mountain.

Ms Iwers, who works full time, has dedicated the past few months to training for the challenges that lay ahead, though admits it hasn't all been smooth sailing.

"I've actually had a few injuries so far," she said.

"I've had a hip issue for about two years but I decided it wasn't going to stop me.

"I hired a personal trainer who has been working to get my hip in shape.

"I also hike for four or five hours each weekend with my backpack on, I do running up Christensen St and then I usually walk for a couple of hours on other days."

Up to 87 bowlers took to the green at Pialba Bowls Club on Sunday, each donning pink costumes to highlight her cause.

"Since I started on June 1, I have been raising money through my fundraising site online but this was the first fundraiser event I have put together," Ms Iwers said.

"It was a really great day. We had plenty of men dressed in pink dresses and other people wearing pink wigs and hats."

Darby Hughes doesn't mind who see's him in a tutu if its for a good cause such as raising money for breast cancer.
Darby Hughes doesn't mind who see's him in a tutu if its for a good cause such as raising money for breast cancer. Robyne Cuerel

Topics:  bowls breast cancer charity fundraiser hervey bay pialba



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Two people left with burns after kitchen accidents

Emergency Services, Ambulance, QAS, Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

A 26-year-old suffered burns to the face.

REVEALED: Are dog owners being ripped off in Qld?

Revelations dog owners pay 10 times more than they should.

Revelations dog owners pay 10 times more than they should.

Fraser Coast performers bring magical tale to life

1001 Arabian Nights will be performed at Z-PAC Theatre Hervey Bay December 16-18.

1001 Arabian Nights will show at the Z-PAC Theatre Hervey Bay.

Local Partners

Boy George named as a coach on The Voice Australia

Iconic pop star Boy George is to appear as a coach on 'The Voice'

The first Baywatch trailer is here, and it's hilarious

From left, Jon Bass, Alex Daddario, Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera in a scene from the movie Baywatch.

DWAYNE Johnson and Zac Efron star in TV series reboot.

Sir Mick Jagger a dad again at 73

Mick Jagger... dad again at 73

Ageing rocker obviously still getting Satisfaction

Doco tells the story of Aussie surfboard pioneers

Gordon Woods (far right) in a 1966 ad for his surf shop. He is the subject of a documentary about the Brookvale Mafia airing on Foxtel.

THE Brookvale six were united in the love of their craft.

Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper happy as baby looms

Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper are in an "extremely happy place"

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Couple's desperate $550K price drop to sell Gladstone home

Brian Headley and Kirstene Staib are selling their Kin Kora mansion for $750,000.

TELL tale sign of Gladstone's property market.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!