Planning under way for 2018 Mudgee and District Relay For Life

COMING AROUND AGAIN: Planning is underway for the biennial Mudgee and District Relay For Life in April 2018.

COMING AROUND AGAIN: Planning is underway for the biennial Mudgee and District Relay For Life in April 2018.

Planning has officially begun for the 2018 Mudgee and District Relay For Life with the first committee meeting held this week.

The local 24-hour Relay sees teams of 10­–15 people take turns walking or running the track raising money for the work of the NSW Cancer Council.

The biennial fundraising event is on the weekend of April 7-8, 2018, at Victoria Park, Mudgee.

The goal is to raise $100,000.

Four teams have already registered – taking advantage of the Early Bird discount available until February 10.

Organising committee chairperson, Christina Caughey, said that they’re looking forward to the community event and are overflowing with ideas – which they will share with relayers at the forthcoming information session.

“We’re hopeful of avoiding the rain of the last couple of ones,” she laughed.

“One of our committee members Mel Heldon has come back from the 2017 Relay For Life Summit with lots of great ideas and we’ll be setting the dates for our team information nights soon.

“These will be held at the Mudgee Golf Club, who’ve come on board as a proud sponsor.”

Several information evenings are held in the lead up to the relay and allow participants to receive information, ask questions, meet fellow participants and discuss fundraising initiatives.

For more information or to register, visit the fundraising page at bit.ly/2wt3cKa

To stay up to date check out the event Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MudgeeRelayForLife/

Relay For Life is a community event to recognise and celebrate those who have overcome cancer or are undergoing treatment, the people who care for them, and celebrate the memory of loved ones lost to cancer.

Teams participate in a relay-style walk or run, challenging themselves to stay on the track overnight, each event is unique and you can stay for the whole event and camp overnight, enjoy the activities and attend the moving ceremonies.

Each person on the team pays a registration fee, which includes a shirt and breakfast in the morning, there are no age limitations or fitness requirements.

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