Cancer Council encourages women to fundraise

GETTING TOGETHER: Rachel Williams, Trudi Johnston and Natasha Green have a cuppa ahead of Cancer Council Tasmania fundraiser Girls' Night In. Picture: Emily Baker.

GETTING TOGETHER: Rachel Williams, Trudi Johnston and Natasha Green have a cuppa ahead of Cancer Council Tasmania fundraiser Girls' Night In. Picture: Emily Baker.

Southern Cross newsreader Rachel Williams knows how difficult it can be to put life on hold and get together with friends for a much-needed gossip and wine.

That is why she is encouraging women to host a Cancer Council Girls’ Night In in October and raise funds for Cancer Council Tasmania to help beat women’s cancers.

“Every time we try to catch up we’ve always got the children with us, and I don’t think we’ve finished a sentence in five years,” Mrs Williams laughed.

Cancer Council Tasmania chief executive Penny Egan said Girls’ Night In events could be as small or large as the host decided.

“A night in with the girls is usually cheaper than hitting the town and women are encouraged donate the money they save to Cancer Council Tasmania,” she said.

“Getting together at home with your girlfriends to support women’s cancers is not only about fundraising – it’s also a good chance to remind the important women in your life of all the things what they can do to make sure we are on top of our health.”

It’ll be nice to set a date and get together - Rachel Williams

Mrs Williams said she had not yet planned her girly night, but said wine, cheese and movies beckoned.

“It’ll be nice to set a date and get together,” she said.

“As mums we tend to neglect ourselves, and we’re so often running around with children, working and home life that we forget to look after ourselves.”

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