Finally, our favourite time of the year has arrived, October. Today marks the beginning of The Gaffer Month, which for us at Mr. Riggs is a month in which The Gaffer Shiraz helps us to raise money for cancer research. For every dozen of The Gaffer Shiraz sold during October, we donate the proceeds of one bottle to the Flinders Foundation, who are dedicated to supporting medical research and patient care across the Flinders medical precinct, and work tirelessly towards its motto of Prevent, Cure, Care.
For 13 years Mr. Riggs has been a corporate partner of the Flinders Foundation and I’m proud to announce we have donated over $145,000 during this time to help find the cure for cancer.
We began our relationship with the Flinders Foundation, through the suggestion of Kim Pilkington, who sadly lost her battle with breast cancer in 2012. It is only fitting that we chose to raise funds for the Flinders Foundation in October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.
This year we commissioned artist Alison Turnbull to create this beautiful watercolour painting for our use during The Gaffer Month. We now have this artwork across tote bags, which are available for sale on our site here.
This year, we would love to raise $15,000 to donate to The Flinders Foundation, and hope you can help us to reach this milestone. Please click here to purchase The Gaffer Shiraz.
Here’s cheers to finding a cure.
Ben (Mr.) Riggs.