December 07, 2018 1 comment

A Moscato Mission for Breast Cancer Research

A strong sense of community spirit flows through one of Australia’s oldest wineries, Seppeltsfield.

It is the same spirit that inspired the employees of this renowned winery to begin their mission of raising funds towards Australian Breast Cancer Research (ABCR) – a Moscato Mission.

In line with Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, the South Australian winery donated 50 per cent from each bottle of Seppeltsfield Barossa Moscato sold, raising an incredible $10,317!

Many employees have been affected by breast cancer in some way which was the main motivation for the Seppeltsfield team to raise funds towards breast cancer research.

Sales and Marketing Manager Chad Elson said it was an immediate choice for ABCR to be their beneficiary through Breast Cancer Awareness month.

“With several employees having family members directly affected by breast cancer, we felt partnering with ABCR through Moscato Mission to raise funds for breast cancer research would align strongly to our community principles,” Chad explained.

“On top of being able to contribute to ABCR’s fundraising, it has given our team a real sense of pride.”

Someone who knows too well the devastation breast cancer can bring is long-time Seppeltsfield employee and VIP Guest Manager Nigel Thiele.

His loving mother Helen was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2004 at 53-years-old. Luckily for her, doctors caught it early and managed it with hormone therapy, without needing chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

“Unfortunately, cancer is no stranger to our family. We’ve had extended family members lose their battles with cancer so when my mum was diagnosed it was frightening for us, especially because we are a very tight-knit family,” Nigel said.

“My mum’s cancer came back in April 2012 which resulted in her having a single mastectomy and although she is constantly reminded of what she’s been through, she’s a survivor and she lives her life today surrounded by her family and friends.”

As Helen explains, her breast cancer journey is not as bad as others.

“It still affected my way of life and way of thinking. I believe listening and sharing is so important when people are faced with such frightening news as cancer – it’s a word no one wants to hear but affects us all,” Helen said.

Nigel is very proud to be part of Moscato Mission, a special highlight this year for him as he celebrates his 20th year milestone at Seppeltsfield.

“Having worn the Moscato Mission badge throughout October makes me think of my mum and what she has been through. Knowing it is such a genuine cause has given me a buzz when selling each bottle of Moscato as I know each bottle will benefit many beyond all the people we have met at Seppelstfield during October,” Nigel said.

Thank you to Seppeltsfield for raising an incredible amount towards breast cancer research.

You can host your own community fundraiser today! Contact us at fundraising@abcr.com.au or call 08 8445 2453 to get started!

One thought on “A Moscato Mission for Breast Cancer Research”

  1. Thankyou Seppeltsfield Wines, for your good decision and dedication to the cause and for the huge amount raised through Moscato Mission. Thankyou to all who supported the project. Chad, Nigel and team, you are loved and appreciated. Praying that those who are suffering now and those in the future will benefit from this amazing mission and research. We certainly cannot progress without medical research. I sure have benefitted myself and praise God for that. Helen Thiele

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