AN imaginative fundraising plan by Brown and Hurley service manager Steve Hutchinson is about to raise thousands of dollars for research into cancer.
Since November, Mr Hutchinson and his team have dedicated more than 250 hours to bringing an old truck trailer back to life so they can sell it as new, with the profit going to the Cancer Council’s Relay For Life.
“When I contacted our suppliers and told them about our plan to raise money for cancer research, information and support services, they were more than happy to help out,” said Steve Hutchinson.
“Approximately 25 suppliers jumped at the chance to help and donated the parts we needed for the trailer. They have been very generous with their support.”
Mr Hutchinson and 10 of his team have been working hard on the trailer and it is 95 per cent complete.
They already have a buyer for the trailer so they should make around $25,000 from the sale.
“Every five minutes another Australian is diagnosed with cancer, so while survival rates are improving every day cancer remains a leading cause of death, so every bit of money helps in the fight against cancer,” said the Cancer Council’s Relay For Life co-ordinator, Fiona Foulkes.
“It is a fantastic fundraiser that Steve and his team have put together. When they joined up to the Relay For Life late last year Steve told me about his fundraising idea,” Ms Foulkes said.
“It is great to see this local business getting involved in this community event and I hope it inspires others.”
Relay For Life is an overnight community fundraising event where teams of 10 -15 people participate in a relay style walk. The event brings the whole community together for a day and night of fun, entertainment, celebration and remembrance.
The Coffs Harbour Relay For Life will be held at the Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park commencing Saturday, May 29, at 10am, and finishing on May 30, at 10am. Participants can come and go during the course of the event and can camp out overnight.
For more information and to register you can go the website, www.relay.cancercouncil.com.au or Fiona Foulkes at the Cancer Council office on 6659 8402.