Big night in the CBD

Fundraiser for a great local man


27 November 2018

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                                     A NIGHT FOR BRETT 

 Brad Waters and his workmates at the Bendigo Bank IT Department are looking to raise some money for a work colleauge they work with that has terminal cancer, Brett McLean is a great person who never complains but is clearly needing a hand so....

 

  • Date: Friday the 7th of December
  • Time: 5pm until 9.30pm 
  • Venue: The Exchange - 
  • Capacity: Plenty of room for everyone!
  • Tickets to the event: $20 per head
  • Waxing at 7-7.30pm 😊
  • Band: Midweek Blues 
  • Auctions:
    • Great auction items 
    • Auction chest, tummy, back, leg and arm wax

 

About Brett McLean…

 

His health battle:

  • Brett at the time was 37 (now 39), got diagnosed with bowel/colon cancer in Late 2016.
  • In 2017 underwent a major operation to remove his bowel/colon and effected lymph nodes.
  • This left Brett needing colostomy bag for the remainder of his life.
  • As soon as he was fit enough, Peter Mac started Brett on an intensive course of chemo.
  • The course was meant to run over a 20 week period, but unfortunately Brett’s body was unable to cope and they stopped treatment half way through.
  • Brett’s body recovered and he returned to work in late 2017.
  • In May/June 2018, routine 6 monthly scans discovered a tumour on Brett ‘s lung.
  • In August 2018, Brett had this  removed.
  • In the weeks after this, further scans determined Brett’s cancer was aggressive and was spreading throughout his body.
  • It was also determined that his cancer was terminal and had approximate 6 months to live with palliative chemo.

 

The Man:

  • We know him as Bretty or Brit.
  • He’s been in the Banks IT Helpdesk team for 4 to 5 years.
  • He’s just a bloody good bloke and amazing team player.
  • Absolute heart of gold.  Such a positive attitude and nature…even when odds are clearly against him.
  • He started as a colleague, but all the Helpdesk team would class him as a friend.
  • Brett would do anything for me or for his team mates.  Nothing is too much of a bother.
  • Extra hours that he never asked to be paid for, doing all the crap jobs, keeping the team on track.
  • He’s amazed everyone with his incredible strength, bravery, positivity and ability to continue fighting with his treatment and continue to work.
  • Even up until a few weeks ago, Brett was lamenting that he couldn’t help at work because we have been very short staffed.
  • A small part of the reason for him still working was his financial predicament.
  • Brett is a very proud individual, and we knew he wouldn’t ask for help.
  • So for us given the above, it was pretty easy decision to do what we could to help this amazing guy.

 Tickets at 

https://events.eventzilla.net/e/wax-for-a-workmate-fundraiser-2138707375?resp=on&err=e803

Facebook page facebook.com/bucksforbrett

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