Narrogin’s The Nutty Mob hits target of fundraising $100,000 for Cancer Council

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Verity Harper, Barry Norwell, Cancer Council's Kaylor Andrews, Gayle Norwell, Natalie Draper holding Annie Draper, Brandon Draper holding Henry Draper.
Camera IconVerity Harper, Barry Norwell, Cancer Council's Kaylor Andrews, Gayle Norwell, Natalie Draper holding Annie Draper, Brandon Draper holding Henry Draper. Credit: Supplied

A passionate group of family members and friends known as The Nutty Mob have hit their goal of raising more than $100,000 for Cancer Council WA after presenting their latest cheque on Monday.

Barry and Gayle Norwell formed The Nutty Mob to raise funds for cancer research after their son was diagnosed with brain cancer at 14.

The group have since taken part in every Relay for Life event and have sold arts and crafts, hosted swap meets and organised sponsors to donate a total of $102,077 to Cancer Council.

On Monday, the group presented a cheque of $14,069 to Cancer Council WA’s Wheatbelt regional education officer Kaylor Andrews.

Mr Norwell said the donation tipped them over their goal.

“When we started in 2008 we set ourselves the goal of raising $100,000, but we are not stopping now,” he said.

“It’s become our hobby and we enjoy it.

“When you are at the events you meet new people and you make friendships along the way.”

Mr Norwell said the group had no intention of slowing down their fundraising efforts.

“We have raised this money for the past two years and we would have normally had our Relay for Life event around April,” he said.

“So we made the donation as if there was an event, even though there wasn’t one.

“Our next donation will be in 2024 when hopefully the next Relay for Life event will be on.”

Cancer Council WA’s acting engagement manager Sarah McNamara said the charity was grateful to The Nutty Mob for their continued support.

“Cancer Council WA is only able to do what we do because of dedicated and passionate fundraisers like The Nutty Mob,” she said.

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