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Marsh family hits alcohol for six
Western Warriors assistant coach Geoff Marsh, right, at the WACA with his cricketing son and daughter, Mitch Marsh and Melissa Marsh, and Warriors wicket Keeper, Sam Whiteman, far left. Picture; Nic Ellis/The West Australian

Cricket great Geoff Marsh has teamed with his children to give up alcohol to support cancer patients.

The Warriors assistant coach, daughter Melissa and son Mitch are taking part in the Dry July fundraising campaign that challenges participants to not drink booze for a month.

The sporting family said they expected that it would be a huge challenge but they were determined to do their bit to help Cancer Council WA - one of the campaign's beneficiaries - which is aiming to raise $300,000 for its two Perth lodges that accommodate thousands of regional cancer patients having treatment in the city.

"It's for a worthy cause and something I've always wanted to do but have never done because you think you can't do it," Geoff Marsh said.

Mitch, who is taking part with friend and Warriors teammate Sam Whiteman, said he was proud to join his father to support people fighting cancer.

Former West Coast Waves basketballer Melissa wanted her family to take part in Dry July to raise awareness of the dangers of binge drinking while also raising money to help families who were in need.

"We were young when we moved from Wandering to Perth but we still have friends and family in the country and know the importance of giving them support during tough times," she said.

The West Australian

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