Pink Pigeon committee say thank you to community with cocktail evening

Home-grown cricketing legend Glenn McGrath was in Narromine last weekend to help the community celebrate 10 years of supporting the McGrath Foundation.

More than 100 people attended the Narromine USMC on Friday night for a cocktail evening hosted by the Pink Pigeon committee to say thanks for the support they have received over the years.

Since 2009, the Pink Pigeon event held in January each year has received continued support from the Narromine Shire Community.

Businesses, community members and farmers have come together to assist in raising more than $100,000 for the McGrath Foundation directly supporting regional breast cancer nurses for the shire.


Pink Pigeon committee member Shane Dolton said the cocktail evening was a "fantastic" night, and not only a way to say thank you, but to bring the community together during what has been a tough period of drought.

"It was a really great night, all the girls looked beautiful all done up, it was a great way to just forget about the drought for the night bringing everyone together," he said.

"Glenn [McGrath] spoke well and Geoff Man who MCed the event along with myself did a real good job.

"Glenn spoke ... about how his wife got sick and terminal, and about not only how he handled it, but how the kids handled it.

"It was very moving actually to listen to him talk, it was very good, he had the whole audience in his hand."

Mr Dolton said other notable guests in attendance were Narromine's favourite rugby league son Dave Gillespie, former St George hard man Russell Cox and champion clay target pigeon shooter and musician Jason Owen who also spoke and entertained on the night.

The support however doesn't stop here with Mr Dolton saying they will continue to fundraise for the foundation for more years to come.

Mr Dolton thanked Narromine USMC President Bob Walsh for providing the auditorium, which was "unbelievably" decorated and Kelly McCutcheon for her work organising the night.

"Kelly's a beauty, she's a legend for organising it all," he said.