Ian Shawyer raced around River Street, Maclean, on his self-converted wheelchair and sold more than 700 raffle tickets in one morning.
Ian Shawyer raced around River Street, Maclean, on his self-converted wheelchair and sold more than 700 raffle tickets in one morning. The Daily Examiner

Maclean backs Relay for Life

ARE the people in Maclean always this generous? Or did Ian Shawyer just pick a good day to go fundraising?

“Ticket sales today have been just phenomenal, I stop to sell a ticket and about five or six others crowd around,” the fitter and machinist from Maclean said.

In just one morning, on just one street in the riverside town, more than 700 raffle tickets were sold to passers-by for the up-and-coming Relay for Life Cancer Council event in Yamba, May 16-17.

Mr Shawyer converted his wheelchair to accommodate a trailer and wheelbarrow full of goodies, up for grabs from generous donors.

“I like to give back to the community who helped me so much when I had my motorbike accident nine years ago,” he said of the incident that left him in a coma and an incomplete paraplegic.

Mr Shawyer intends to walk four laps of Yamba Sports Complex oval using a walking frame.



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