Team Hero Hunter takes out fundraising award

Glory were, of course, proud participants in the World's Greatest Shave back in March, helping raise money for the fantastic cause that is the  Leukaemia Foundation.

Our representatives, who included club captain Andy Keogh and vice-captain Shane Lowry, joined Team Hero Hunter, a group set up by Kate Bettenay and named after her son, Hunter Madden, who is currently battling leukaemia.

Hunter solo

 

Helped by the generosity of our Glory members and fans, Team Hero Hunter managed to raise in excess of $15,000, a figure which secured second place in the campaign's Family and Friends Category of top fundraisers in WA.

Keogh and Lowry are pictured above with an award to mark this achievement which was presented at last week's World's Greatest Shave'Thank You' Function held at Elizabeth Quay.

Kate, who was on hand to accept the award along with partner Dave Madden and Glory Media Manager Gareth Morgan, was delighted with how well Team Hero Hunter had performed.

"We beat our total from last year by $5500, which was fantastic," she said, "and I'd just like to thank everyone so much for their support."

And she went on to provide an update on 5-year-old Hunter's progress.

"He's been quite well," she said. "He had chemo last Friday and this begins a new round that will see us only having an anaesthetic and lumbar puncture once every three months as opposed to monthly or even more often as has been the case in previous rounds.

"This means we only have seven anaethetics left of treatment now and it's the first time we've had something to count down, so we are all very excited.

"Our family have had a bit of a rough patch, but everyone is back on the mend and fighting fit."

Hunter and Zac

Hunter with younger brother Zac

The club would like to echo Kate's sentiments and say a huge thank you to everyone who supported Team Hero Hunter.

We will keep you regularly updated regarding Hunter's progress and for more information about the Leukaemia Foundation, or to make a donation, please click HERE.

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