Cow project for cancer fundraiser touches the lives of regional WA during unforgettable journey

Justin Fris and Justin FrisBunbury Herald
Clarabelle the cow on one of her many stops throughout regional WA during the trip.
Camera IconClarabelle the cow on one of her many stops throughout regional WA during the trip. Credit: MGM Bulk

Every journey each day is important to all of us — however, some of these trips go above and beyond to help those in need.

After purchasing Clarabelle the cow at last year’s Brunswick Show via auction, James Giacci — who works for MGM Bulk — wanted to do something different in a bid to raise funds for cancer research.

So together with his grandfather Mario and Clarabelle, a giant fibreglass cow, Mr Giacci hit the road throughout regional WA in a bid to spread the word.

“We had the cow for 12 months and we knew we wanted to continue our support of Solaris (Solaris Cancer Care) moving forward,” he said.

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“It was the first time the Brunswick Show had auctioned a cow off and given it to someone for a year. Given we were the first people with the opportunity, we wanted to do something really special.

“Recently, my 85-year-old grandfather and I covered more than 7000km in about of 10 days up north.

“We travelled into places like Geraldton, Carnarvon, Karratha, Port Hedland, Southern Cross and Bruce Rock.”

Clarabelle will spend the next couple of weeks in Bunbury, with South West residents able to get a glimpse of her at work, before she will find a new home at the 2022 Brunswick Show.

“We are on track to raise more than $100,000 for it — which is really good,” Mr Giacci said.

“The more people you chatted to while on the road trip, the more you understand just how many people have been affected by cancer in some way, shape or form.”

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