Fel­las frock­ing up for 2018 fundraiser

Balonne Beacon - - BEST OF THE WEST - Ellen Rans­ley Ellen.Rans­ley@west­ern­starnews.com

WOMANLESS Fash­ions on the Field and hobby horse rac­ing are among ac­tiv­i­ties in store for the Roma Re­lay for Life on Satur­day , with res­i­dents en­cour­aged to take part in the event.

While teams of school stu­dents, fam­i­lies and com­mu­nity groups will take turns walk­ing around Cities’ oval as a sym­bol of the on­go­ing fight against cancer, si­mul­ta­ne­ous fun and games will en­gage lo­cals in an at­tempt to raise funds and aware­ness.

This years theme is Spring Car­ni­val: Rac­ing for a Cure, and or­gan­is­ers hope to have fun in the name of a good cause.

While this year’s event will be shorter than usual, it’s hoped more stu­dents, fam­i­lies and young chil­dren be­come in­volved, with lo­cal stu­dents lead­ing the charge.

“It’s some­thing to do to sup­port our lo­cal com­mu­nity,” Year 12 stu­dent Ab­bie Just said.

“We got in­volved be­cause we all know some­one who has had cancer,” she said.

Or­gan­iser An­nette Hunt­ley hopes this will draw more num­bers than in pre­vi­ous years.

“It’s a bit of fun for the kids to get in­volved in, and it’s for a good cause,” Ms Hunt­ley said.

“Roma has been do­ing Re­lay for Life for as long as the fundraiser has been around.”

FASH­ION FOR­WARD: Year 12 stu­dents Tom See, Ai­den McGuane and Ned Clem are don­ning dresses for a good cause. They will be part of the ‘womanless fash­ions on the field’.

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