SUPPORT CREW: Special guest for the day, Marcus Brown, with his sisters Erika-May (left) and Jessica, aunty Stephanie Ferguson and cousin Peta Ferguson.
SUPPORT CREW: Special guest for the day, Marcus Brown, with his sisters Erika-May (left) and Jessica, aunty Stephanie Ferguson and cousin Peta Ferguson. David Nielsen

Race fun all for a good club cause

RACEGOERS young and old revelled in prime weather - all for a good cause - at the Blue Ribbon Motors-Brothers Cricket Club race day.

The cricket club used yesterday's meeting to raise money for cricketer Marcus Brown, 14, who had a severe asthma attack last year that left him in a coma for several days and with a major brain injury.

Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching said about 80 people enjoyed the warmth of the sun and the fun of the races in the corporate area.

"Everyone had a good day and I'm told a lot of money was raised for Marcus," Mr Kitching said. "They had lots of auctions and raffles."

The next meeting is the members and memorial race day next Friday and Mr Kitching is expecting a bumper crowd of about 250.



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