Dash done?

Mother’s Day Clas­sic in doubt

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Ali­cia Perera

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 md­ckar­ratha@out­look.com.

Pic­ture: Court­ney Fowler

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.

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