Join the fight: bowl against bowel cancer

Alex Nicholls, Gayle Barry, Brooke Stockman and Kristi Cox have organised a fundraiser to help raise money in the fight against bowel cancer.

The four women have planned to walk 80 kilometres along the Heysen Trail to raise awareness of bowel cancer in support of the Jodi Lee Foundation.

They have organised A Night on the Green to raise money for the cause. 

A Night on the Green will take place on Friday May 6 at 6pm at the Clare Bowling Club, with a gourmet barbecue dinner and bar facilities provided.

Event-goers are encouraged to wear soft-soled shoes and organise themselves into teams of four, but teams may also be organised on the night. 

Lawn bowls will be provided.

Gayle Barry, one of the organisers of the event, said she was hopeful that people will support the worthy cause.

“We saw it as an opportunity to be active and encourage people to socialise, as well as raise money for the foundation,” Ms Barry said.

“We wanted to do something a bit different that would attract a broad range of people.”

Gayle Barry, Alex Nicholls, Brooke Stockman and Kristi Cox have organised A Night on the Green to raise money for the Jodi Lee Foundation.

Gayle Barry, Alex Nicholls, Brooke Stockman and Kristi Cox have organised A Night on the Green to raise money for the Jodi Lee Foundation.

This will be the first time Ms Barry has participated in the hike along the Heysen Trail.

“The other three girls have all done it before, so I thought I'd give it a go,” she said. 

“I'm very much looking forward to it.” 

The Jodi Lee Foundation was established in honour of Jodi Lee, who lost her battle with bowel cancer at age 41.

The foundation regularly organises events and initiatives promoting prevention and the importance of early detection.

Tickets to A Night on the Green are $40, and can be purchased at www.trybooking.com/PSWY.

To register for the trek along the Heysen Trail, go to www.jodileefoundation.org.au