New venue for Taree Relay for Life

Julie Blanch, Gynette Elbourne, Christine Rowsell, Charmaine Donoghue, Barb Gardiner, Kim Andrews, William Andrews, Kelly Styles, Heather Gilliss and Club Taree CEO Morgan Stewart.
Julie Blanch, Gynette Elbourne, Christine Rowsell, Charmaine Donoghue, Barb Gardiner, Kim Andrews, William Andrews, Kelly Styles, Heather Gilliss and Club Taree CEO Morgan Stewart.

CLUB Taree will host the 2017 Manning Valley Relay for Life on April 1 and 2.

Community members across Manning Valley are invited to unite in hope, remember loved ones, celebrate survival and raise funds to beat cancer.

The two day event will see teams of 10 to 15 camp overnight with at least one member from each team encouraged to keep on the track at all times.

‘We are having the first of two information sessions about the event at Club Taree on Wednesday, February 15, from 6pm,” chair of the Manning Valley Relay For Life Committee Lance Scriven said. 

“I encourage everyone who wants to help make a difference in this community to come along and find out what Relay For Life is all about.” 

Club Taree chief executive officer Morgan Stewart said, “this is a great event for the club to partner with”.

“Our job is to be a social hub and we love being part of our community.” 

Ceremonies co-ordinator Julie Blanch said the event is family friendly and will have activities for children as well as a jam-packed entertainment schedule put together by Kevin Ballard.

Julie said as always the candelight ceremony will be very special. 

“The best thing about the event is enjoying the company of others and sharing and listening to their stories,” she said. 

Relay For Life is for all participants of any age or fitness level and provides an opportunity for the Manning Valley community to come together and cultivate hope.

For those taking a break from walking there will also be food stalls, music, games and activities to keep the family entertained and strengthen community ties.

The second information session is to be held at Club Taree at 6pm on Wednesday March 22 and both sessions give the community the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the event.

To register a team for your local Relay For Life event, or to donate, visit: www.relayforlife.com.au and search for ‘Manning Valley’.

The Times will share stories with cancer survivors and families who have lost loved ones to cancer in the lead up to the event.