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Wee Waa Relay for Life 2011

Held on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd September, 2011
Report by Kay Gray

The Wee Waa Relay for Life kicked off on Friday night at 6pm with the official ceremonies, and the Survivors & Carers leading the walkers out on the first of many laps of the sporting complex oval. There were over 30 teams, with 506 registered participants.

2 MAX FM once again entered our team called ‘Maximum Madness‘, consisting of 13 registered members, 10 of whom walked.

Special thanks to Julie Dowleans (Team Captain) & Frank Crump for organising our team. Thanks also to Tony & Kay Parker who came down on the Friday night to participate & President Anthony Welchman who came down and braved the early Saturday morning walk.

Other walkers who took our team through the night included Robert Proctor, Jen Wallis & her sister Lee who was visiting from Orange to participate, Michelle, Bec & Kay Gray. A couple of us snuck in a couple of hours sleep/rest in the wee hours – Thanks team for a really great effort.

We ran a raffle & a ‘100’ club as our fundraisers, with prizes being very kindly donated by our very loyal listeners/supporters, Archie from the Balo Square Newsagency in Moree (Book Hamper) & Fay Mylan from Narrabri (knitted rug). Our music suppliers for CD’s for 3rd & 4th prizes.

We raised a total of $775 from the raffle & 100 club, which brought our total team banking for Maximum Madness to $1035.

Thank you to Julie & Frank for selling our Raffle Tickets in Moree & in Wee Waa with Kay, also thank you to Rhonda Welchman, Tony & Kay Parker for selling tickets down the street in Narrabri.

2 MAX FM once again provided the music to keep the walkers entertained & on their feet throughout the night.

Thank you to all the people who supported our 2 MAX FM team, & the Cancer Council, by purchasing raffle tickets. Winners are listed below:

‘100’ Club – 1st – Norm Small; 2nd Maree Daskey: 3rd John Conroy

Raffle: 1st Letitia Lowder: 2nd Lydia Moon: 3rd Jaxon Gray: 4th Ruth Stewart


Once again a big Thank You to all who participated in the Wee Waa Relay and helping to raise in excess of $30,000 for a very worthwhile cause, the Cancer Council who one day in the near future will be able to find a cure/prevention of this insidious disease.

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