Team aims to beat their Relay for Life record
A GROUP of locals have once again signed up for the Lismore and Villages Relay for Life and are aiming even higher this year.
Herron Todd White were the highest fundraising team in 2014, raising over $10,000 through the biennial event, and now, team Captain Katie Cross, said, they've gotten even more ambitious.
"When we first signed up in 2014, we set an achievable goal of $1,500. From there we would just raise the goal each time we reached it. We thought 'If we've already raised $5,000, let's try for $6,000!'" Katie said.
"We are quite competitive and we are aiming to beat the $10,000 we raised in 2014.
"Relay For Life is a great opportunity for our office to come together as a team and do something that makes a difference in the community.
"In addition to raising much needed funds for the Cancer Council, it's a really great team building exercise. We are a close knit team anyway, but events like this bring us closer.
"We do a variety of things to raise money, and this year we are trying a few new ideas.
"For us it was mainly about making sure our friends and family were aware that we were fundraising, and promoting the great work that the Cancer Council does.
"Any activity we do as a group (such as casual Fridays) we all throw in a gold coin donation to participate. This adds up quicker than you might think.
"For anybody that is thinking about creating a team, we would say DO IT!
"The whole experience is so much fun - there are so many people at the Relay and everyone has such a great time because we are all there doing something positive for the community.
"It doesn't hurt that there are fireworks and activities like Miss Relay!
"Although it is an all-night event, we had so much fun and the time just flew by and before we knew it, we were doing our last lap!"
Join the Relay For Life in 2016 Relay For Life for an overnight experience you won't forget.
Register at http://relayforlife.org.au/lismore.