Tunarama Quest entrants raise more than $73,000

TOP FUNDRAISER: Miss Team Cara Winnie Mrdjen hands over a cheque to Cara Day Options team leader Joy Milton.

TOP FUNDRAISER: Miss Team Cara Winnie Mrdjen hands over a cheque to Cara Day Options team leader Joy Milton.

Port Lincoln Tunarama Inc celebrated the completion of another successful Ambassador Quest, which saw all entrants raise more than $73,000 for their chosen causes.

Lincoln South Football Club hosted the annual Tunarama cheque presentations on Sunday which included presentations to the six chosen charities.

Altogether $73,249 was raised from the entrants with Miss Team Cara Winnie Mrdjen earning her Highest Fundraiser honour by raising $24,675 for her cause, Cara.

"Thank you Cara, and thank you everyone," Miss Mrdjen said following the presentation.

Cara Day Options team leader Joy Milton said everyone was really proud of Miss Mrdjen and what she had been able to give back.

"The community is really important to Winnie so she's given back to the community as well as Team Cara," she said.

Other presentations included Tunarama Ambassador and Miss Mitre 10 Belinda Currie donating to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Miss Eyre Travel Venita Ellis to the Port Lincoln RSL, Miss Kallinyalla Garden Centre Chloe Dreckow to the Australian Red Cross and Miss Clean Seas Seafood Zoe Pratt to Lincoln Alive.

Representatives for Variety SA were also presented with a cheque on behalf of Lauren Hazell who had to withdraw from the quest due to personal reasons.

"We thank Tunarama as a committee for supporting the Brides, not just this year but over many years," Variety SA representative Sandra Lukin said.

Tunarama president Sharon Humenick said it was a great effort from all involved.

The committee thanked Tamara Humenick and Jan Regan for their work as quest coordinators, as well as Harvey Norman for coming on board as sponsors.