Cancer Council relays the message

THE Cancer Council will be among the many stallholders at Toast Urunga on Sunday.

Volunteers will take registrations for Bellingen’s Relay For Life, to be held on October 15 and 16, and team captains who sign up tomorrow will get a free Relay For Life teddy bear.

“Approximately 100 people in the Bellingen Shire are diagnosed with cancer every year. For this reason we need people in the community to help Cancer Council raise funds for research, support services and information booklets,” said Fiona Foulkes, Relay For Life co-ordinator.

“Many locals are already having fun fundraising for Relay For Life, like Karen and Barry Taylor. Their team, the Urunga Hillbillies, has so far raised over $1000 and they are holding a charity dinner on Monday, September 19, at Urunga Bowling Club.

“The first 100 people to book will be offered a three-course meal at $25 per head.”

For bookings, contact the club on 6655 6258.

The evening will include an auction and competitions and children can get involved with a colouring-in competition.

“The reason for our involvement in Bellingen Relay For Life was Karen’s idea,” Mr Taylor said.

“Karen felt that having four children and upon hearing the statistic that one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer before age 85 would mean her own children could be touched by cancer in their lifetime.”

For more details, go to or contact Fiona Foulkes on 6659 8400.

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