Late Jane McGraths daughter takes her seat at Sydneys pink TestJanuary 3rd, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, January 3 (ANI): Sydney Cricket Ground witnessed Glenn McGraths seven-year-old daughter, Holly, take the seat of her late mother, who passed away suffering from breast cancer six months ago.
Jane McGrath, who was known for her tremendous efforts as a cancer support campaigner, lost her battle with the deadly disease on June 22, 2008, leaving behind her cricketer hubby Glenn and their two kids.
The little blonde girl went up the grandstand from where mum Jane used to watch her better half create history as Australia’’s greatest fast bowler.
The SCG hosted a Pink Test match in a bid to raise funds for McGrath foundation, a charitable organisation dedicated to Breast Care Nurses in Australia.
Vice-captain Michael Clarke and fiance Lara Bingle previously showed their support for the cause by posing for pictures to promote her legacy - Sydney”’’s “pink Test”, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Fans had also been urged to help gather funds for breast cancer research by wearing a pink item or buying gold-coin-priced pink bandanas.
Tracy Bevan, wife of retired batsman Michael, revealed that her late best friend would always be remembered.
“Going to the SCG … we”ve had so many good times, it’’s hard, News.com.au quoted her as saying.
“You just feel like something’’s missing. Like you forgot something. I feel that dread. Kellie and Jane and I, we were like the three musketeers and now there’’s something missing, she added.
Speaking of McGrath, she added: “Everybody always worries about the children, how they”ll cope, but I worry about Glenn. He’’s been amazing and has done well. His life is his children.” (ANI)
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