( From left ) Laurel Nolan, Carolyn Nind and Christine Booth. Breast Cancer High Tea & Bubbles at Club Toowoomba. Saturday. 24th Oct 2020
( From left ) Laurel Nolan, Carolyn Nind and Christine Booth. Breast Cancer High Tea & Bubbles at Club Toowoomba. Saturday. 24th Oct 2020

New sports club celebrates first function with fundraiser

Club Toowoomba, which is the new brand of the sporting precinct that used to be the South Toowoomba Bowls Club and associated grounds, hosted 90 people for a special high tea at the renovated Gold Park Function Centre on Saturday.

Profits raised goes towards Blush, who supports women undergoing breast cancer in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.

( From left ) John Beresford, Ron Smith and Ross Weier. Breast Cancer High Tea & Bubbles at Club Toowoomba. Saturday. 24th Oct 2020
( From left ) John Beresford, Ron Smith and Ross Weier. Breast Cancer High Tea & Bubbles at Club Toowoomba. Saturday. 24th Oct 2020

Organisation general manager Kelly Cassidy said she had been overwhelmed by the response from both residents and local businesses to get behind the event and Blush.

“We took over (the function centre) in September and here we are in October doing a beautiful VIP Blush event,” she said.

“It’s great to have so many of the local people here today to see what we can do in this space.”

(From left) Yvette Treasure, Cody McGrath and Kelly Cassidy from Club Toowoomba. Breast Cancer High Tea & Bubbles at Club Toowoomba. Saturday. 24th Oct 2020
(From left) Yvette Treasure, Cody McGrath and Kelly Cassidy from Club Toowoomba. Breast Cancer High Tea & Bubbles at Club Toowoomba. Saturday. 24th Oct 2020

Club Toowoomba events manager Yvette Treasure said she was proud to support Blush for the first event.

“It was the idea of one of our staff – she came and spoke about doing something with them,” she said.

“We got Leanne Gillam on board and off we went with Blush — we wanted to support the local ladies.

“We’ve had a lot of donations from a lot of local businesses – everyone has jumped on board with us.

“The main thing I have learnt from this is the incredible generosity of the small businesses in Toowoomba, especially after a hard year.”

For more information about Club Toowoomba, you can find it on Facebook.

For details about Blush Cancer Care, head to blushcancercare.com.au.

( From left ) Emily Habel and Jess Olsen. Breast Cancer High Tea & Bubbles at Club Toowoomba. Saturday. 24th Oct 2020
( From left ) Emily Habel and Jess Olsen. Breast Cancer High Tea & Bubbles at Club Toowoomba. Saturday. 24th Oct 2020

Originally published as New sports club celebrates first function with fundraiser