Relay spirit still felt


Relay spirit still felt

So much fun: entrants in the Miss Relay competition strut their style at this year’s relay. They are James Clark, Steve Martin and Bill Sing.

THE 2011 South Gippsland Relay for Life Committee would like to thank the businesses and communities for supporting the relay this year.
Walter Aich, chair of the relay committee, gave special thanks to Michaels Supa IGA for their ongoing support of the relay and the Leongatha Lions Club, which catered for the event.
“The committee would also like to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of businesses, volunteers and performers from across southern Gippsland, and the generous promotional opportunities offered by The Great Southern Star, the Foster Mirror and the South Gippsland Sentinel Times,” he said.
A total of 20 teams and 445 registered participants gathered from across South Gippsland, including Robbie’s Team, the Tree of Hope team, Team Shamrock, Let’s Get Physical team, LPD 5678 team, and Scouts and Woorayl Guides teams.
“Without the support of all these fantastic people, the South Gippsland Relay for Life Relay at Dumbalk would not have been the success it was,” Mr Aich said.
“Despite the inclement weather, people were determined to walk for cancer, sharing conversation and the company of others. Words cannot fully describe the commitment shown by the participants over the 19 hour relay.”
The committee encouraged participation rather than ‘all out’ fundraising. Despite this ‘low key’ approach, teams raised more than $43,000.
Robbie’s Team was the stand-out fund raiser, supported by the Mexican Hat Team and Team Shamrock.
The committee would like to thank all businesses and individuals who supported teams or the overall fund raising effort
The next South Gippsland Relay for Life has been set for 2012 at Dumbalk Recreation Reserve, with three teams already registered. The committee is looking to make 2012 bigger and better.
To entering a team in 2012, contact Karen Lawson on 5664 4271 or the Cancer Council.
The first meeting for the 2012 organising committee will be held on Thursday, July 15 at the Dumbalk Kindergarten building at 8pm.
New committee members are always welcome. Contact Mr Aich on 5664 4397 or [email protected]

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