RAISING FUNDS: Relay for Life chair Corrine Hendrikse-Vinci and committee member Sam Vinci with Naomi McKinnon from Big4 Adventure Whitsunday who was keen to help out with the event.
RAISING FUNDS: Relay for Life chair Corrine Hendrikse-Vinci and committee member Sam Vinci with Naomi McKinnon from Big4 Adventure Whitsunday who was keen to help out with the event.

Community chips in for relay

THERE are many ways people can help raise funds for Relay for Life.

With the event date approaching, the committee has welcomed a range of donations including cash as well as prizes that all help in making a successful fundraising event for Cancer Council Queensland.

Relay for Life committee team co-ordinator Jeanette Gray said local businesses who had put a team together recognised the value of the event and how raising money for a good cause could bring workmates together in a more relaxed and social environment.

She said the teams registered recognised the benefits of co-workers joining together for a good cause outside the work environment.

Relay For Life Whitsunday committee chair Corrine Hendrikse-Vinci said many businesses had donated great prizes to be given out during the weekend while others helped with the actual logistics of the event.

"The list of prizes is a mile long and includes accommodation, food vouchers, wine, gift vouchers, beauty products and even hair-cuts and movie tickets," she said. "So many businesses have generously donated to the event." Prizes up for grabs include a weekend at Hayman Island and a trip for two to Whitehaven Beach.

Relay for Life will be held at the Whitsunday Sports Park on May 14-15 where everyone can join in to raise funds in the fight against cancer.

For more information visit www.relayforlife.org.au or call Cancer Council Queensland on 1300 656 585.


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