Relay for life comes to Yamba

YAMBA will host the Cancer Council fundraiser Relay For Life for the first time this May for a two-day spectacular that celebrates cancer survival and remembers those who have lost their lives to the disease.

A meeting will be held at the Yamba Bowling Club auditorium at 6pm on February 18 informing the public about how to go about joining a team and fundraising ideas for the overnight event.

The fundraiser will see teams of 10 to 15 people walking or running around the Yamba Sports Complex oval for 18 hours while the community pitch in for entertainment and food in a festival-like atmosphere.

Chairwoman of the Relay for Life committee, Cathy Martin, is putting a call out to the whole of the Clarence to get involved in this event and says she has already had the support of the Rotary Club who is providing the food for the event.

Paul Commerford is in charge of entertainment and says local band The Gap will keep the walkers walking as will ballet dancers from the Adele Lewis' dance school.

Grafton Police Chief Inspector Darren Spooner has said he's forming a police team and is challenging the rest of the community in raising as much money for the cause as possible.

For more information see www.relay.cancercouncil.com.au or contact Cathy on 6646 0219



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