Charity Queen thanks supporters of her fundraising campaign

Brianah Griffin raised thousands of dollars during her fundraising campaign as a Cherry Queen in 2019. Photo: File
Brianah Griffin raised thousands of dollars during her fundraising campaign as a Cherry Queen in 2019. Photo: File

Last year's National Cherry Festival Charity Queen winner Brianah Griffin has thanked those who supported her throughout her fundraising campaign.

Brianah raised the most money of the five entrants who collectively raised more than $60,000 in the months leading up to the festival.

The Lions Club of Young was Brianah's sponsor with funds she raised to be distributed to Motor Neurone Disease NSW.

Brianah organised a number of events including a wood raffle, food and wine tour, a major raffle, barefoot bowls night and the 2019 Cherry Chase:Chase the Colour.

Before accepting her prize at Anderson Park on the Saturday afternoon of the festival, Brianah thanked everyone who helped her.

"I've been amazed at the generosity of so many. I wish to say a big thank you to all the businesses, my family and friends, the Lions Club of Young and the local community for their support and guidance on this journey," she said.

"MND stands for Motor Neurone Disease which is a name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells, neurones, that control the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow undergo degeneration and die.

"The money I raised from being a Cherry Queen entrant will go to those suffering and their families, carers and communities to help them in their support, treatment and equipment they need."

President of the National Cherry Festival Caitlin Sheehan congratulated all the entrants and acknowledged the support of the community.

"We've been completely overwhelmed by the support our entrants have had," she said.