Home' Grower : Dec 2013 - Jan 2014 Contents 18 The South Australian Grower -- December 2013/January 2014
Cherry ball has it all
Cherry Ball co-founders Derrick Patterson and Frank Bueti praised the
industry for working together to support children living with cancer.
Waleed Andary with Fadwa
Shehayeb, Russo Produce.
Alica McEvoy with Leah Pogas.
Marilyn Marino with Adelaide
Produce Markets' Mary Punturieri.
Adelaide Produce Markets' Luisa
and Angelo Demasi.
Ginna Caruso with Kate Thorne.
Nunga Produce's Julie and Nigel
Palmer Produce Management's
Paul and Robyn Palmer.
Evanthia Vlassis with Lisa
Frank Capobianco with Tony and
Marks Adelaide Fresh's Caterina
Johnny Tran Com Fresh's Trang
Rhiannon Rollins with Cain
Nick Stefano with Adelaide
Produce Markets' Angelo Demasi.
Mercurio Bros' Gary and Christine
Tianna Ceravolo with Ceravolo
Orchards' Nathan Vince.
with sisters Donna
The title of Cherry
Ball Prince and
to Camp Quality
Hunt, 11, and
7. They are
CHILDREN'S family cancer
charity Camp Quality raised
$30,000 from the auction of
the season's first box of cherries at
its 16th Cherry Ball.
The annual fundraiser was held at
the Adelaide Convention Centre
on November 16, and attended by
The event raises vital donations
for children living with cancer at
Each year, Adelaide Produce
Market auctions an array of fresh
produce donated by its members
for the ball, and the season's first
box of cherries. The main auction
raised $123,500 this year.
Winning bidders of the special
box of cherries are crowned
Cherry King or Queen. This year,
the title went to Paul and Gina
They joined 2013 Cherry Ball
Prince and Princess, who are
Camp Quality campers Jed Hunt,
11, and Sophie Bryan, 7, to
give out the cherries to children
being treated for cancer at the
Women's and Children's hospital
Camp Quality's SA fundraising
coordinator Renee Bezzina said
the money was "much needed".
"The funds raised are pivotal in
allowing us to continue running
camps and fun days for children
living with cancer and their
families, giving them some much-
needed fun therapy," she said.
Cherry Ball co-founders Derrick
Cherry box raises $30,000
Funds raised 'pivotal'
Industry works together
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