About 16 registered teams have raised more than $10,000 for this year’s Cobram-Barooga Relay for Life.JESSICA GRIMBLE February 15, 2013 4:00am
About 16 registered teams have raised more than $10
More than 120 members within the registered teams have shown their support for the third annual event to date.
Organisers expect an influx of registrations as the March 23 and 24 event nears.
Relay for Life is an overnight community event during which teams participate in a relay-style walk or run to raise money to fight against cancer.
Committee chair manager Kate Horner encouraged people to get involved.
‘‘Relay for Life is one of the largest volunteer fundraising events internationally. In Victoria there were 58 Relay for Life events in 2012 which raised $5.96
‘‘Our town may be small but the effort is mammoth.
‘‘In the two years that we have been hosting the event we have raised more than $250
‘‘We are a small community with a big heart and we come together once a year with a common goal — to celebrate, remember and fight back.’’
The relay is scheduled for Cobram Showgrounds.
A contingency plan is in place should cricket season extend to the relay date — in the event cricket requires the showgrounds that weekend, the relay will be moved to Scott Oval.
A candlelight ceremony for survivors and carers will be at 8.30
People interested in participating in the ceremonies can phone Bette or Val on 5874
The token will appear once in every edition prior to the relay weekend. For your chance to win a prize, collect your tokens and register them with organisers at the event.
When you find the ‘lady’, register your name and team with the shop owner and take her to the Cobram-Barooga Tourist Information Centre and leave your details, including a contact number. The committee will exchange the ‘gold relay lady’ for a gold note in your team’s bank account.
This week’s clue: ‘‘She ventures here, she ventures there, she just loves the open air.’’
Andrea Perryman is mission delivery co-ordinator; Kylee Madgwick is occupational health and safety co-ordinator; Jessica Grimble is publicity co-ordinator; Amanda Chadwick is secretary and merchandising co-ordinator; and Jenny Pickering is team recruitment co-ordinator.
Marg Ritchie is treasurer; Ken and Brenda Alexander and Brenda Clarke are volunteer co-ordinators; and Sam Hawkins is regional co-ordinator.
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