Ur­gent call for vol­un­teers

Pilbara News - - News - Alicia Per­era

The Mother’s Day Clas­sic Kar­ratha com­mit­tee is ur­gently calling for more vol­un­teers to en­sure the pop­u­lar com­mu­nity event can go ahead this year.

Tahlia Fer­gu­son, 2017 event com­mit­tee chair­woman, said with a lot of last year’s com­mit­tee mem­bers hav­ing left town, or­gan­is­ers needed about five-10 peo­ple on the com­mit­tee and 40-50 on-the-day vol­un­teers to help run the an­nual Mother’s Day event, which raises money and aware­ness of breast cancer re­search.

Mrs Fer­gu­son said the num­ber of par­tic­i­pants in Kar­ratha had dras­ti­cally in­creased in re­cent years but the num­ber of vol­un­teers had not kept pace with that.

“It’s def­i­nitely in­creased in pop­u­lar­ity and the num­bers of peo­ple rais­ing money for it,” she said.

“We just need vol­un­teers to help get it off the ground and run­ning.

“I think peo­ple take for granted that some­one will al­ways do it.” Mrs Fer­gu­son said she was de­ter­mined to make sure this year’s Mother’s Day Clas­sic went ahead, but with­out at least sev­eral more com­mit­tee mem­bers and helpers on the day there was a chance it would not.

“We get an amaz­ing com­mu­nity turnout on the day, and it’s one of the only fit­ness things that you can do to raise money in this town that’s left,” she said. “Ev­ery­one’s got some­one they know that’s been touched by cancer and this raises so much money and aware­ness for it.

“You can get a few peo­ple from work to­gether or go down to your lo­cal sport­ing club, get a cou­ple of peo­ple to run a wa­ter sta­tion on the day . . . and do just a lit­tle bit ex­tra to make sure that in this eco­nomic cli­mate in town we’re help­ing each other out.”

The race will be held in Kar­ratha on Mother’s Day on Sun­day, May 14.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to vol­un­teer, email md­ckar­ratha@out­look.com or phone 0481 214 969.

To reg­is­ter a team, go to moth­ers day­clas­sic.com.au.

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