Nationals MLC Bronnie Taylor has thanked supporters who braved floodwaters to attend a fundraising Breast Cancer Breakfast in Narrabri on the weekend.
The Breast Ever Breakfast raised money for the McGrath Foundation, which does such outstanding work in communities right across the country.
The Foundation funds McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who help individuals and their families experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological, and emotional support, for free.
At the moment there are more than 170 McGrath Breast Care Nurses working throughout Australia, and since 2005, the Foundation has supported more than 100,000 families.
Bronnie Taylor is a former McGrath Breast Care Nurse.
She told parliament in her inaugural speech that her years with the McGrath Foundation were the highlight of her professional career.
Over 80 per cent of McGrath nurses are based in the regions and are proudly supported by their communities.
Bronnie said it was her “absolute pleasure” to be in Narrabri for the Pink Up Namoi Breast Ever Breakfast!
She said “You could truly feel how much love and care this community has for their town and each other.”
Bronnie was invited to attend by Jocellin Jansson, who thanked her for her “supreme effort” in finding a way into Narrabri.
“Floods were no deterrent; you simply found another way and we’re so pleased you did. You were a fabulous guest speaker and everyone really appreciated hearing your experiences and insights as a McGrath Foundation breast care nurse, ahead of entering Parliament,” Ms Jansson said.
The event raised $15,000 for the McGrath Foundation.
For more information www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au