Tararua raises Re­lay cash

Bush Telegraph - - Property Market - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

Tararua lived up to the 2018 theme of Su­per Heroes at this year’s Manawatu¯ Re­lay For Life, con­tribut­ing $20,526.50, close to the same amount as last year.

The to­tal amount for Manawatu¯ was $335,000, slightly up on last year.

Tararua’s Can­cer So­ci­ety Field Of­fi­cer Shirley Walker says she is ex­tremely proud of the five teams which took part — Fam­ily Af­fair, Dan­nevirke Com­mu­nity Crew, Tararua Col­lege, Te Kete Hauora and Woodytawa. The Bush Walk­ers are par­tially a Pahiatua group but con­trib­ute to the Manawatu¯ Dis­trict.

She said after two years of very test­ing weather Manawatu¯ put on a good 24 hours and the to­tal in­come raised re­flected that, de­spite fewer teams.

Manawatu¯ is the only one to still op­er­ate its Re­lay For Life over 24 hours, with other re­gions opt­ing for 12 hours. While the night is al­ways chal­leng­ing, Shirley said she would hate to see Manawatu¯ drop to 12 hours as there is a great at­mos­phere cre­ated by go­ing through the night.

Money raised in the Tararua and Manawatu¯ goes to sup­port­ing can­cer re­search and sup­port in the re­gion and Shirley says each dol­lar raised is crit­i­cal.

Fam­ily Af­fair, which raised over $6640 and won the prize for top Friends and Fam­ily group, has al­ready started to plan for next year with a Dan­n­eve­gas Casino Night at the Ser­vices and Cit­i­zens Club on July 21.

Ban­ner fly­ing, some of the top Tararua Friends and Fam­ily Group fundrais­ers Fam­ily Af­fair march on Satur­day March 10.

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