Car­ry­ing ba­ton at Re­lay for Life

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Waratah staff from Toko­roa ran and walked for 22 hours at the Re­lay for Life event in Hamil­ton re­cently.

Team mem­bers took turn to carry the ba­ton for can­cer sur­vivors and sup­port­ers around a track (ap­prox 400m) at Ruakura AgRe­search. Diane (and Rosie the baby), Anu, Fred, and Karen Shaw were at the event from the of­fi­cial start at 2pm Satur­day un­til the tri­umphant end at 12pm Sun­day.

The Waratah team raised $1353 for the Can­cer So­ci­ety.

If peo­ple would like to make do­na­tions to the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Can­cer So­ci­ety, the fundrais­ing site and ac­count are still open at ev­ery­day­ ad­ven­tur­ers.

Spe­cial thanks to Waratah staff : Mur­rey Totton who helped us put up the Paraonui Sea Scouts tent – twice, be­cause the first time it was in­side-out, to Vin­cent Javier and Sophia Javier who car­ried the ba­ton through the hot af­ter­noon and to Tim Honey- field and Shayne Lyons who did the bulk of the walking through the night.

BUILT TO RACE: The staff at Waratah are built for work and to race. The staff re­cently took part in the Re­lay for Life event in Mata­mata. L-R An­nalie Bronkhorst (push­ing Rosie Moss), Diane Moss, Anu­radha Khilnani, and Fred Gan.

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