Sue's Pink Angels make their mark

MORE than 100 people from across the state travelled to Adelaide on the weekend for the Mother's Day Classic as part of the Sue's Pink Angels team.

The team marched in the annual 7.4 kilometre walk for breast cancer to pay tribute to Kimba local Sue Beinke who died earlier this year after a long battle with the disease.

As the largest team of family and friends at the event, they have had significant success raising funds for breast cancer research, raising well over $30,000.

The team's fundraising tally is currently number one in the country with a long lunch in Wudinna still to come.

Former Kimba Citizen of the Year, Mrs Beinke was well-known across the Eastern Eyre Peninsula as an Eastern Eyre Netball Association life member, prompting the entire association to join the fundraising efforts on the weekend with pink days.

A minute of silence was held at the Kimba Oval the day before Mother's Day, with pink footballs and netballs used and a variety of fundraisers available through the day.

As the other home side for the weekend, Eastern Ranges hosted a pink day at Rudall, raising about $1000 to contribute.

While a group of Mrs Beinke's friends from Kimba made the trip to Adelaide to take part in the march, those who remained in the town hosted their own march in solidarity, with about 40 people spending the day together and sharing a barbecue.

Event organiser Tessa McKenna, daughter of Mrs Beinke, thanked the Eyre Peninsula and wider community for their donations of funds and prizes and their messages of support.

"The support has been phenomenal... it just shows how much Mum meant to everyone," she said,

"It's just been a big team efforts and all our love for Mum."

She said the team gathered at a pub after the march to catch up and reminisced "well into the night."

Mrs McKenna said it was important to the family to raise awareness of breast cancer, and they would continue to support the breast cancer foundation after this event.