Target reached, but Team Carinya pushes on

There are still a couple of days left but team ‘Mother Goose’ has already passed their fundraising target for this weekend’s Relay for Life event.

The 31 person team from Carinya Early Childhood Centre including board members, family and friends has already passed their goal of $1500 with $3000 in their sights by the time the weekend is over.

A raffle with the welcome winter prize of a 7×4 trailer load of wood as well as tickets to the monster raffle have helped the team raise funds for cancer research and treatment. Team ‘Mother Goose’ will also have glow sticks, mouth guards and homemade soup available over the weekend.

An organiser for the team, Deidre Healey said Relay for Life represented a strong community spirit.

“It’s the community celebrating life, family and being part of our wider network support within the community,” she said.

Having been both personally affected by cancer herself, as have many of the participants in team ‘Mother Goose,’ Mrs Healey said there were many reasons inspiring the entry.

“We wanted to remember the loved ones that we have lost and to support friends and family that are on a journey of fighting cancer,” she said.

“We also wanted to celebrate and support survivors, raise funds and promote cancer awareness, particularly at a younger age.”

Mrs Healey said the support from the community, the Carinya Early Childhood Centre board of management as well as friends and family of the centre has been very much appreciated in their fundraising efforts.

“Woolworths and Sportspower allowed us to sell raffle tickets out the front of their stores, Royce’s Bakery supplied us with bread rolls. Adrian, Luke and Ron gave us the firewood, Debbie Presley donated the glow products and our team members have been making soup,” she said.

“We just wanted to say a big thankyou to everyone who’s been so supportive.”

Cowra’s Relay for Life will be held this weekend, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12, May at Sid Kallas Oval, with an official start time of 3.45pm on Saturday.

Ranging in ages from five to 70, team ‘Mother Goose’ will be walking the track at Relay for Life this weekend. Team members Debbie Presley, Deidre Healey, Michele McGuiness, Rosemary Pittam and Susan Schofield with some of their youngest participants.

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