Miller-Midson Trophy, GI Cancer Fundraiser
In the Seniors match on Saturday, Hobart takes on Lindisfarne for the annual “Miller-Midson Trophy”. This is sure to be a fierce contest, carried out in front of a crowd of ex Lindisfarne, Risdon Vale and Hobart footballers who are holding a reunion function on the day.
As well as the trophy, the match serves as a fundraiser for the GI (gastro intestinal) CancerInstitute in memory of Mick Miller, dad of Lindisfarne player Kase Miller and member Celeste Miller, who passed away at only 62 in February 2015 after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer 3 months earlier. Mick was a dedicated Lindisfarne supporter, never missing a game and in his honour the best player on the ground will be awarded “The Prancing Deer Award” – Mick’s unique nickname when he played.
Last year, this match raised almost $10,000 for the GI Cancer Institute after the strong support shown from the Hobart and Lindisfarne Football Clubs. For the second year running, Slater + Gordon Lawyers will donate $100 for every goal kicked by the Lindisfarne Seniors team to the GI Cancer Institute, there will also be a ground raffle and donations may be made at the ground on the day. All players in each team will wear green armbands in support of the GI Cancer Institute.
All funds raised will go towards finding better treatments for people living with GI cancer, through the GI Cancer Institute’s clinical trials. GI cancer affects the oesophagus, liver, stomach, gall bladder, pancreas and bowel. Over 24,000 Australians are affected by GI cancer every year and 33 Australians die from it every day.
We thank Slater + Gordon Lawyers for their support of this initiative. Their office is located on Level 8 at 45 Murray Street in Hobart, Tasmania. Their local lawyers have access to the resources of our national firm and they offer personalised services on a broad range of legal matters.