Mother’s Day Classic in doubt
This year’s Mother’s Day Classic Karratha event is at risk of not going ahead because of a lack of committee members — and remaining members are calling for more help.
The local walk and fun run held each year on Mother’s Day to fundraise for breast cancer research has grown significantly over its five years in Karratha, taking on almost 1000 participants last year.
Outgoing chairwoman Rebecca Jarvis, who has been in the role for the past three years, said they lacked numbers because the committee was in a changeover phase.
“At the moment, the remaining committee members have committed to trying to get the event running again, and it’s had some interest from new committee members which is great,” she said.
“But we’re calling for help from people who might have an interest in running the event, who like helping in the community.
“It’s coming up quickly, so we really need everyone to band together and help out.
“Because if the committee doesn’t get the support they need, it won’t go ahead. The event’s too good to let it be cancelled.”
Committee members are involved in recruiting participants, finding sponsors and helping out on the day.
Ms Jarvis said joining the committee was worth the effort because there was a huge sense of satisfaction in running a successful charity event.
For more information or to volunteer for the Mother’sDay Classic Karratha committee, get in touch via the Mother’s Day Classic Karratha Facebook page.
People can also email email@example.com.
2015 Mother’s Day Classic Karratha committee members, from left, Jarmilla Pavlich, Tanaha Swetman, Narelle Naulls, Talicia MacDonald, Rebecca Jarvis, Angie Ayers and Casey Newby.