Teams step out in mem­ory of Stessy

Pilbara News - - News - Peter de Krui­jff

■ A foot race with mo­bile dun­nies in Tom Price raised $4000 in the mem­ory of Man­jimup four-yearold Stephanie Tem­pra on Septem­ber 12.

It’s the third year a Steps for Stessy event has been run in the Pil­bara, with money raised go­ing to Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal on be­half of “Stessy”, who died from acute lym­phoblas­tic leukaemia in Novem­ber 2011.

Tom Price res­i­dent Narelle McLeod or­gan­ised this year’s fam­ily fun day, which at­tracted about 100 peo­ple.

She said ev­ery­one came down early for some spuds and food be­fore they kicked off the race.

“At the first stop, they had to get the toi­let brush and then a toi­let roll, news­pa­per and a run with the undies on the an­kles to the end,” she said.

“It was a pretty straight-for­ward race, bit of fall­ing over, and egging and that sort of stuff — no in­juries, which is great.”

There were sev­eral en­trants to the race with one team tak­ing a leaf out of the book of Das­tardly and Mut­t­ley by throw­ing eggs and wa­ter bombs at their un­sus­pect­ing op­po­nents.

The win­ner of the race was the Boom-Cart, who got to raise the “golden poo” tro­phy in tri­umph.

The “poo” was auc­tioned off to the high­est bid­der to raise more funds for char­ity with Tracy Wil­son from Road­ies putting in the win­ning bid of $120.

Mrs McLeod said once again there had been amaz­ing sup­port from the com­mu­nity.

She said the cadets helped pack up and pick up rub­bish.

Loo race win­ners Brad McLeod, Sarah McLeod (10), Moscow McLeod, Mar­ley McLeod, (7), and Si­mon Clark.

The Chariots of Great Ef­flu­ence thun­der across the oval.

Pic­tures: Steps for Stessy

Tracy Wil­son, of Road­ies, was the top bid­der for the golden poo tro­phy.

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