Vol­un­teers needed

Stirling Times - - Street Watch - Bill Mar­wick

VANDA Gates first be­came in­ter­ested in the WA Can­cer Coun­cil’s Joon­dalup Wan­neroo Re­lay for Life in 2008, when she helped to host a team of Year 12 girls dressed as su­per-he­roes.

Since then, she has been a reg­u­lar vol­un­teer.

This year marks the 10th an­niver­sary of the 24-hour fundraiser, which will be held over the Oc­to­ber 21-22 week­end at Arena Joon­dalup.

Funds raised in the lead-up and dur­ing the event will help the Can­cer Coun­cil with its re­search and sup­port pro­grams.

Vanda likes to get to the arena early on the Satur­day morn­ing and en­joys meet­ing teams as they en­ter the ground, and to help set up tents for those stay­ing overnight.

“Over the years I have helped in dif­fer­ent ar­eas, such as an ex­tra hand in the kids’ sec­tion, or food prepa­ra­tion and man­ning the Sal­va­tion Army tent with teas and cof­fees,” she said.

Re­lay for Life vol­un­teer co­or­di­na­tors Kim Boscarino and her daugh­ter Kerry Boscarino-Hunter said they were look­ing for more vol­un­teers, par­tic­u­larly to help set up the arena on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 20.

If you can help or would like more in­for­ma­tion, call 0402 637 810 or email re­layvols joon­dalup­wan­neroo@gmail. com

Vanda Gates (cen­tre) with vol­un­teer co-or­di­na­tors Kerry Boscarino-Hunter and Kim Boscarino.

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