Well the Crackin’ Cancer event held at Scone this year has been run and done. 7 glorious sun filled days were had from Saturday 29th September through to Saturday 6th October although some did stay through the sunday.
The Cumberland Trail Horse Riders Club ran the event for Crackin’ Cancer and a top job they did again just like last year. With rain on the Friday night it was anyones guess but come Saturday morning it was sunny and very hot for the remainder of the stay.
Mate I gotta say that the week didn’t start off too well with me paying the bus rego/insurance and then it wouldn’t start or go, so pack up the tent and all into the jeep and trailer and well as you can see we got there. Only had to sleep on a blow up mattress for a week and a bit, but it didn’t matter as we got there and my job was to help out during the day and play during the afternoon and night. Now you should see where I had to set up and play. They said “well we have a nice open area for you and we should be able to get you some electricity, oh and do you have a bloody long extension cord??”
I got to play with the snakes (caught a nice black tiger snake), mice and everything else that lived in the open barn/stable amongst the bales of hay/lucerne. But we had fun, as you can see below…
Anyway last year $8,000 was raised for Cancer Research for the week. This year by the end of Saturday and I mean the very 1st day just over $9,000 had been raised – a top effort! By the end of the week we had doubled last years amount, a tremendous effort by anybody’s account.
With selfless efforts of people like Marshall Fittler and Laurie Cooper from Crackin’ Cancer and the wonderful people who attended this event a wonderful outcome was achieved.
Thanks must also go to the property owners Duncan and Jilly Macintyre along with their two children, Hector and Florence who own and operate Tinagroo Station.
The property is a 10,000 acre working farm running cattle, sheep and an Australian stock horse stud. It is situated in a secluded valley 29 Kim’s NNW of Scone, the horse capital of Australia and with easy access to world class horse studs and vineyards.
Tinagroo encompasses the top end of the valley with a no through road. There are high mountains, breathtaking views, areas of rainforest, a pristine creek and abundant native wildlife.
Next year we are not sure where this particular event will be held as the owners have sold the property. Needless to say once again thank you for your hospitality over the last two years.
I personally would like thank Marshall and Laurie for making? me officially a part of the Crackin’ Cancer committee. I look forward to helping on the many future events that Crackin’ Cancer participates in including but not limited to Camel Races, Motorcycle Poker Runs, various Equine Horse Trail events, Cattle Drives, Bombs Away (variety car bash) plus more.
Well I’ve rambled on for long enough, so until next time…. oh and if you wish to run an event and raise monies for cancer research, let me know and I will pass it on or you can email Marshall Fittler the president directly at email@example.com
Crackin’ Cancer raises money for Cancer Research and is approved by the Cancer Council of NSW with donations over $2 tax deductible.
remember… Research is the answer, funding is the key.