250 ties for cancer and counting

TIES GALORE: Pam Muller from the Riverland stopped in at O’Briens Hotel to pick up 250 ties donated by the people of Narooma thanks to the efforts of Karen Baker.

TIES GALORE: Pam Muller from the Riverland stopped in at O’Briens Hotel to pick up 250 ties donated by the people of Narooma thanks to the efforts of Karen Baker.

NAROOMA has donated around 250 ties to a campaign to fight cancer thanks to the efforts of Karen Baker and her helpers.

A group of ladies in the Riverland will use their sewing skills to turn those ties into handbags with 10 ties to a bag.

Karen was inspired to instigate the local tie-collecting effort after meeting a couple of the sewing ladies on a caravanning holiday through South Australia and then being diagnosed with breast cancer herself.

There are now 12 collection boxes in businesses around Narooma where anyone can drop off unwanted neckties.

The Narooma ties were picked up in person last week by one of those ladies, Pam Muller from Monash, South Australia, who just happened to passing through Narooma while on another caravanning holiday with her husband.

Pam lost her sister to breast cancer and their sewing group has turned more than 1000 ties into 100 bags sold to raise funds for the Sunraysia Breast Cancer Resource Centre in Mildura.

There will be another great chance to contribute toward the fight against cancer when “I will survive” fundraising and awareness takes place at Club Narooma on October 18.

Click here to read about Karen and how she got involved in the tie project

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