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Shearing for Liz: A Decade of Dedication

Shearing for Liz: A Decade of Dedication

In the heart of Western Australia’s farming communities, a remarkable tradition continues to thrive, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of breast cancer research and awareness. The Shearing for Liz initiative, born out of love and remembrance, has not only endured but flourished, marking its tenth year with an extraordinary achievement.

Since its inception nine years ago, the Shearing for Liz team, led by Quentin Davies and Tom Reed, alongside their families, has tirelessly rallied support, raising an astounding level of funds for BCRC-WA and breast cancer support and research more generally. Their remarkable feats stand as a testament to their unwavering commitment and that of the broader farming community in honouring the memory of their dear friend, Liz Roberts.

In 2023, the Shearing for Liz fundraiser reached new heights, thanks in no small part to the tireless efforts of Tim Spicer from Elders Australia. Tim’s dedication and leadership in orchestrating the ram sales alongside Mitch Crosby from Nutrien significantly bolstered the overall contribution of money donated under the Shearing for Liz banner. Tim was recently recognised with the Elders “Give It Community Award” for his instrumental role in facilitating the donation of stud rams, with all proceeds benefiting breast cancer research.

BCRC-WA extends our warmest congratulations to Tim for his well-deserved recognition.

The Shearing for Liz team in 2023 raised the funds through a gala event in the shearing shed of Quentin and Di Davies in Yorkrakine WA, a live and online auction of generously donated farming equipment and other items, and the contribution of the ram sales co-ordinated by Tim and Mitch.

This year’s contribution brings the total raised by Shearing for Liz over the past 10 years for BCRC-WA to well over $500,000.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to every individual, organisation, and supporter who has contributed to the success of Shearing for Liz. Your unwavering dedication and generosity have made an invaluable difference in the fight against breast cancer.


Courtesy of Wendy Gould, Farm Weekly


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