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Dry July fundraising champions, Emma Milner and Taylor Morgan, have raised more than $100,000 for Cancer Council’s 13 11 20 Information and Support line, after their 2022 fundraising event held at Santini Bar & Grill raised more than $82,000 in just four hours.

Ms Milner said they were delighted to be able to exceed their Dry July fundraising goal and could not believe the generosity of guests and the WA community.

“We were hoping our fundraising event would raise $25,000 through auction sales and $25,000 through the raffle, so we were blown away when the event raised more than $82,000,” Ms Milner said.

“This combined with the generous donations made to our Team Valerie fundraising page has pushed the total to more than $100,000.

“We could not have done this without the help from so many people including the wonderful Taylor Morgan from Taylor Morgan Creative, and our incredible team on Team Valerie including Tresna Cusack and Bevy Bews.

“This brings Team Valerie’s grand total to close to $200,000 since we began in 2019 so we are incredibly grateful to our huge team of support that surrounded us that made this event and successful fundraising possible.”

Emma Milner is once again Australia’s highest Dry July individual fundraiser for the third year running, and Team Valerie secured the second top team nationally again in 2022 for fundraising.

Cancer Council WA’s 2022 Dry July Ambassador, Emily Halberg, also smashed her fundraising target, making her the seventh highest fundraiser in Australia.

Her initial fundraising target was $5000, which was reached in 18 hours, she then increased her target to $10,000 which was reached in 42 hours, and has now raised more than $20,000.