Get your Shrek on for the Border Rivers Relay for Life

Shrek and Fiona, and friends, Anni Colbran and Trish Kyte.
Shrek and Fiona, and friends, Anni Colbran and Trish Kyte.

With less than two weeks to go until Border Rivers Relay For Life, organisers are urging residents to get their “Shrek on”.

“We are calling on the community to unite for the cause and get ready for the inspirational overnight event,” Event Chairperson Anni Colbran said.

A team meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12, from 5.30pm at the Royal Hotel and all team captains are asked to attend.

All teams who had registered before 3pm on April 11 will be able to pick up their team shirts at the meeting.

“This final meeting is an opportunity for teams to ask any questions they have about Relay and be inspired to fight back against cancer,” she said.

‘We have 68 participants in eight teams registered already, but would love for more people to join us and help us reach our fundraising goal of $10,000.

“The weekend will be a lot of fun for a great cause, with plenty of awards given out to add to the excitement.”

There will be awards for the best team campsite, best banner, best baton, best letterbox, best dressed team, best onsite fundraiser, Spirit of Relay, highest fundraising youth team and highest fundraising team.

“As well as participants signing up we’ve had strong support from local businesses,” Ms Colbran said.

Those who have donated or contributed to the event include Outback Party Supplies, Goondiwindi Lions Club, Wardles Hire, All Seasons Insulation Goondiwindi, Coffee on the Move, Gilbert Oval Committee, Goondiwindi Co-op, Black Moo, Gibsons Butchery, Queensland Hotel, Batesy's Bakery, QLD Yoghurt, Gunsynd Bakery, Goondiwindi Girl Guides, Now FM, 2VM, Breeze FM, Goondiwindi Argus and Lew Verney.

The 2018 Border Rivers Relay For Life will be held on April 21-22 at Gilbert Oval in Goondiwindi, and involves teams keeping a baton moving for 16 hours in a relay-style walk or run overnight.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan commended all those who had shown their support by registering as a participant or contributing to the event.

“With not long to go until the event, I urge locals to register a team and join us in celebrating survivors, remembering loved ones lost, and fighting back against cancer,” Ms McMillan said.

“Hope lives at Relay For Life – for Goondiwindi locals diagnosed, and all those affected by the disease.

“All funds raised are directed into lifesaving cancer research in Queensland, prevention programs, and support services.”

Registration is $30 per person until April 18, or $40 on the day, and includes event entry, a shirt, and breakfast on the event weekend.

To register a team, volunteer or find out more, visit www.relayforlife.org.au or phone the Fundraising Hotline 1300 65 65 85. 

For more information about Cancer Council Queensland, visit www.cancerqld.org.au or call 13 11 20 for information and support.