The Marist Brothers Rams wore pink to support Jodie McRae (centre) and her charity, Jodie's Inspiration, at the Rugby League Football Club Day on the weekend.
The Marist Brothers Rams wore pink to support Jodie McRae (centre) and her charity, Jodie's Inspiration, at the Rugby League Football Club Day on the weekend. Cathryn McLauchlan

League club teams up with Jodie's Inspiration to raise $10K

THE Marist Brothers Rugby League Football Club raised $10,000 for Jodie's Inspiration to buy new equipment for local oncology units.

The A-grade players, the Rams, took to the field in pink on Saturday, ending an all-day club day between Kyogle Turkeys and Marist Brothers in both junior and senior divisions.

In the evening the club auctioned off 17 pink jerseys at The Rous Hotel while Rams player Sililo Stavenow raised some money by shaving his head.

Lismore Marist Brothes Rams RLFC treasurer Greg Stewart said it was an honour to help out Jodie's Inspiration and its founder, Jodie McRae, particularly because she had been part of the club for a long time.   Ms McRae was the first female committee member for the Marist Brothers.   "I've been associated with the club since the 1990s and have been struck by the club's generosity and desire to help those in need," she said.

The Marist Brothers Rams wore pink to support Jodie McRae (centre) and her charity, Jodie's Inspiration, at the Rugby League Football Club Day on the weekend.
Marist Brothers Rams players lend Jodie McRae (centre) their support during the Jodie’s Inspiration charity event at the weekend. Cathryn McLauchlan

Ms McRae has been fighting cancer for three years but in January discovered she had inoperable brain tumours which have now affected her ability to walk.

Despite the negative prognosis, she said she would keep fighting and continue to work hard for her charity.

"I'm just taking it one day at a time, I'm still not giving up," she said.

The Marist Brothers RLFC under 15s  have been wearing their new Jodie's Inspiration jerseys this season.
The Marist Brothers under-15 team in jerseys promoting the Jodie's Inspiration charity. Contributed

The next event on the Jodie's Inspiration calendar is the Pink Halloween fundraiser in October.

For more information, visit the Jodie's Inspiration Facebook page or email jodiesinspiration@gmail.com.