Narelle Redhouse cuts the ribbon to signal the start of the Relay for Life walk on Saturday.
Narelle Redhouse cuts the ribbon to signal the start of the Relay for Life walk on Saturday.

Relay for Life raises $50,000

MORE than 700 Clarence Valley residents gathered at McKittrick Park for Grafton’s Relay for Life, raising money for Cancer Council NSW.

To date, Grafton’s Relay for Life has raised over $50,000 for the fight against cancer with the figure set to increase.

The money will benefit local cancer patients by providing funds for continued cancer research, local education on prevention, and patient support services such as Cancer Council Connect, the Cancer Council Helpline and the support and information pack.

“What a wonderful weekend, we are thrilled with the turnout,” said Rory Janssens, project coordinator from the Far North Coast Regional Office of The Cancer Council NSW.

“It is a tribute to the organising committee who all volunteered time and relentless energy to make this event such a success.”

Chair of the organising committee, Rosemary Munro, said: “The spirit of our town shone through on the weekend and we should all be proud”.

“Anyone who happened to have passed by McKittrick Park, South Grafton, would have been greeted by a sea of tents – it was just incredible.”

Donations for Relay for Life can still be made by contacting Rory on 6627 0300 or by visiting www.relayforlife.com.au/nsw for other ways to show your support.



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