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Pink-signed surfboard fetches more than $10,000 for HCRF


A surfboard signed by pop superstar Pink, while in Newcastle, has raised more than $10,000 for the Hunter Children’s Research Foundation (HCRF).

The organisation was not only thrilled with the response to the unique Wave of Hope raffle but also the remarkable show of community support.

Surprisingly, the winner – Sydney’s Tyler Miller – isn’t a “waxhead”.

The new dad in his mid-30s was inspired to purchase the tickets to support children’s medical research.

However, moved by the worthwhile cause and now the proud owner of the rare Pink board, he’s promised he will give surfing “a go”.

Well, at least take a few surfing lessons.

The one-of-a-kind surfboard, autographed by the international music sensation who performed a stunning sold out show at McDonald Jones Stadium last month, exceeded the HCRF’s ambitious fundraising goal.

But, the $10,000+ windfall will fund critical medical research for children.

The Pink surfboard, designed by local shaper Dwane Jefferson, was generously donated to the Hunter Children’s Research Foundation by the Newcastle venue manager Dean Mantle and promoter Live Nation.

“The support we have received is truly heartwarming,” HCRF chair Janelle Shakespeare said.

“It’s a powerful reminder of the impact we can achieve together for a cause as crucial as children’s health research.

“A heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed.

“The $10,040 raised will be used for children’s research programs here in the Hunter into terminal and debilitating illnesses.”

Meanwhile, the surfboard is set to make its way down the M1 to Mr Miller in the coming weeks. 

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