The Pink Parade
The Pink Parade

Crossing the line for good cause

By WILL JACKSON staredit@northernstar.com.au

WEARING a purple g-string on Sunday got Warren Young reminiscing about his cross- dressing past. "I used to do it quite a bit when I was younger," the local bus driver chuckled while manning the sausage sizzle at Casino's Girls' Day Out. "When I was 10 or 11 years old I used to run around the paddocks on the farm in my mum's dresses, so I'm an old hand at this. I love it and it's for a good cause." He wasn't the nly man at at the event to don an item of women's apparel at the Cancer Council fundraiser ? it was mandatory and any lads who failed to comply were fined a gold coin donation. Jenny Langley, who works for the Casino Home Care service, came up with idea as a twist on the Girl's Night In fundraisers. "We wanted something that could be a fam- ily day out," Jenny said. "We wanted the guys to be able to come along so we made it they had to wear an item of women's clothing ? kind of like a disguise." To help raise some extra money, George Bennett auctioned off two pigs, a lamb and three Mr Beef contestants. Throughout the day another 45 prizes including dinner sets, two- course meals at the Steak Barn, gift vouchers and household goods were also raffled. Jenny said the day was a great success, raising about $3500 for the Cancer Council. "And we've got heaps of ideas for next year too," she said.



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