Tutu fundraiser a triumph

Mt Gambier agents get behind saleyard fundraiser


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TEAM IN TULLE: The Elders Mount Gambier team Aidan Auld, Brett Exelby, Hayden Biddle and Ben Gregory get into the spirit of the 'Swinging at the Saleyards' fundraiser.

TEAM IN TULLE: The Elders Mount Gambier team Aidan Auld, Brett Exelby, Hayden Biddle and Ben Gregory get into the spirit of the 'Swinging at the Saleyards' fundraiser.

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BIDDING was strong at the Mount Gambier store cattle sale on Friday but it was the agents' attire, many dressed in pink tutus, that turned more heads.

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BIDDING was strong at the Mount Gambier store cattle sale on Friday but it was the agents' attire that turned more heads.

Many bravely proudly donned pink tutus for a good cause, the Stand Like Stone Foundation, although by the end of the sale many were splattered in mud and manure.

The 'Swinging at the Saleyards' fundraiser was organised by Penola farmer Liz Rymill who is one of the eight entrants in this year's Swinging with the Stars event.

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She was thrilled with the response with nearly $1000 raised for the charity which supports Limestone Coast community projects such as educational scholarships.

"It was wonderful to see a splash of pink around the yards and on the rails as 'cockies' and 'stockies' got into the spirit of the fundraiser," she said.

"We also gained a lot of online momentum, which not only helps spread awareness about Stand Like Stone's work, but looks to have inspired other rural communities to host something similar in their region.....so we might see some more tutus at saleyards yet!"

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