Like everyone, the publishers of The Bugle have family and friends whose lives have been touched by cancer. We are happy to support the Relay for Life team in any way we can, including publishing this thank you letter:
The sixth Kiama Relay for Life was a great success. Forty-one teams comprising over 500 relayers were registered for the day. Currently over $80,000 has been banked to provide vital funds to support the Cancer Council.
The Relay provides a community focus to Celebrate with those who have survived cancer, to remember those who have passed with cancer and to fight back against cancer. During the ceremonies our guest speakers, Brenda Thomas, Lenice Heffernan and Dr Russel Pearson gave us information ,inspiration and hope. Some very clear and strong messages were communicated to the relayers.
The Relay For Life Committee would like to thank all those who participated in the Relay. It was wonderful to soak up the festival like atmosphere. The emphasis this year was on living a healthy lifestyle and the Health Passport was a worthwhile activity with many relayers participating in the six health stations available on the day.
The Committee appreciates the assistance provided by the Kiama and Minnamurra Lions Clubs. We thank them for helping to set up and pack up the Relay and provide much needed nourishment throughout. Kiama Council has always been a strong supporter of Relay and we thank the Council staff and the Councillors for that support
Many local businesses provided sponsorship and support that contributed greatly to the Relay’s ability to fundraise. We also had a massive amount of food and drinks donated to keep the relayers nourished and hydrated. The Committee appreciates the contribution made by these businesses.
The relayers enjoyed the variety of entertainment provided and we thank the performers for their contribution.
Kiama is a fantastic community and we hope to see you all back in October next year to help the NSW Cancer Council’s fight against cancer.
Sincerely, Kiama Relay for Life Committee