Rotary treasurer Bryce Davey, project organiser Keith Ireland, Dr Mike Fay, calendar printer Eric Anderson and Rockhampton North club president Glen Chopping holding the 2016 calendar.
Rotary treasurer Bryce Davey, project organiser Keith Ireland, Dr Mike Fay, calendar printer Eric Anderson and Rockhampton North club president Glen Chopping holding the 2016 calendar. Contributed

Bird calendar feathers nest of cancer research funds

ROCKHAMPTON North Rotary Club culminated a year of fundraising for cancer research by holding a special evening to present a cheque to the representative of the Royal Brisbane Hospital research foundation, Dr Mike Fay.

The funds have been raised through the sale of a beautiful Birds of Australia calendar.

The calendar was again a major success, raising $20,000 to help in the fight of this dreaded disease.

Club president Glen Chopping made the presentation.

Dr Fay, oncology specialist and senior research officer in cancer treatment, gave an address highlighting the work being done with brain tumours and the progress that has been made in the treatment of cancer overall.

This year's calendar is the sixth that has been done by the club.

Overall the total has reached $130,000 raised.

Dr Fay explained how the money previously received had been a major benefit to the researchers in their work.

The evening was also the launch of the birds calendar for 2016 and project organiser Keith Ireland showed a sample of the calendar, available soon.

The RBWH (Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital) Foundation awards donors to its research project by including them in their Royal Family.

This is made up of five levels.

The Rockhampton North Rotary Club is now on the second-highest, known as the Pearl level.

Hopefully the funds raised from the new calendar might raise the club to the top level - Diamond.