Group of people dressed in pink cheering on a cricket pitch

Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australian women and a diagnosis changes your life, often in ways you wouldn't expect.

Prue Fellowes, Performance & Risk Review Manager at Ventia has been supporting her mother's breast cancer treatment for several years, and at the same time, has been helping raise awareness of breast cancer with her Ventia colleagues.

This year Prue worked with Ventia's Queensland Steering Committee to host a Pink Stumps Day to raise awareness of breast cancer and funds to support local McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurses.

Employees from across Ventia's South-East Queensland work locations gathered for a barbeque and game of backyard cricket at the Ventia Withcott Facility, in the Lockyer Valley Region, Queensland, Australia.

"We encouraged our teams to get their pink kit on and show up ready to play and support our fundraiser by buying raffle tickets and pink McGrath Foundation promotional gear," says Prue. 

We had more than 80 people from across our business show up and get involved in our social event to raise awareness and funds for local Breast Care Nurses.


Six women pictured outside wearing pink in front of the Ventia Wiilcott workshop

More than 80 people from Ventia joined the event, dressing in pink for a game of social cricket and to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation


"It's been a real rollercoaster ride watching Mum go through treatment, but the support of the local Breast Care Nurses have made all the difference to her treatment and recovery.

Days like this really show you how many people are impacted by this horrible disease and that we are all here to support those that need it. It's been great to have a laugh and raise money at the same time.

Holly Masters, CEO of the McGrath Foundation said: "We are grateful for the incredible support of local communities, getting behind the McGrath Foundation and fundraising through initiatives like the Pink Stumps Day. Because of this, we're able to continue placing McGrath Breast Care Nurses where they're needed most across Australia."

"Through this support, we can move closer to our goal of funding 250 McGrath Breast Care Nurses by 2025, as we work towards a future where no one misses out on care."


To find out how you can support the McGrath Foundation or to find a Breast Care Nurse near you, visit