Bribie's frightful fundraiser supports cancer research

CREEPY CROQUET: From left, Jan Rees, Lorraine English, Greg Whymark and Kathy Vincent try on their costumes for the Bribie Island Croquet Club's 24-hour Halloween event on October 29.
CREEPY CROQUET: From left, Jan Rees, Lorraine English, Greg Whymark and Kathy Vincent try on their costumes for the Bribie Island Croquet Club's 24-hour Halloween event on October 29. Kyle Zenchyson

IF YOU see a hoard of croquet players dressed in ghoulish attire and haunting the green at all hours of the night, there's no need to fear.

The Bribie Island Croquet Club are hosting their 24-hour charity Halloween event once more from Saturday October 29.

BICC secretary Lorraine English said she was keen to get back on the green in her witch costume after a successful event last year.

"It was a great time last year, we raised $2000 for Dragons Abreast,” she said.

Lorraine said the club would be raising money for prostate cancer research this time, after helping out the charity assisting survivors of breast cancer.

"We're an equal opportunity club,” she said.

"And also, a number of our members have had prostate cancer. We support all of our clubs members.

"Because of the age of our club members, there's always things going on.

"Its making sure all our members are fit and healthy and supporting one another.”

The event promises to be a mental and physical challenge for beginners and even those more experienced with a croquet mallet.

Lorraine said she was one of the few that stayed up for the entire 24 hours last year.

"I'm an ex-nurse, so I've stayed up longer then that in the past,” she said.

But there will be facilities available for those who may need a kip in between.

"We had some stretches here, so people could have a nap,” Lorraine said.

Lorraine said it may be possible to break the club's unofficial record set last year.

"As long as there's two or three people on the course you can keep going,” she said.

"Last year, we went for 32 hours last year, so you can go longer than you think.

The event starts at 10am at Cosmos Park in Banksia Beach. The Service Challenge will have a number of community groups compete against each other from 3pm to 5pm.

There will also be a three-course meal on offer for $20. Bookings are necessary by calling Lorraine on 0438 440 867 or Greg on 0418 158 701 by October 27.

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