While Maryborough’s annual Relay for Life event is still months away, locals are getting into the spirit of things early with a unique fundraising event set to kick things off this weekend.
Relay for Life is an annual fundraising event that raises money for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services.
Held earlier this year, Maryborough’s event raised more than $40,000 for the cause and while there’s still four months to go ahead of next year ’s event, locals are already rallying behind the cause.
Nick Weaver will once again be taking part in Relay for Life and having personally raised $24,500 at this year’s event by completing 1000 burpees around Princes Park Oval, has set himself a goal of raising $30,000 next year.
To reach the total, the fitness enthusiast said he wanted to do something a little different and start fundraising early, with an open day held at David and Dorothy Beer’s property to get things started.
“For the event as a whole we’re hoping to raise $60,000 overall and in order to do that we’re starting fundraising a bit earlier, that’s what this weekend is about and it’s a really good start for us,” he said.
The fundraising event kicks off this Sunday, November 10 from 9 am until 3 pm at the Beer’s property, located at 608 Maryborough-St Arnaud Road, Alma.
Entry is $10 per person with children under the age of 14 free and all funds go to the Cancer Council.
For more information on the day, contact David Beer on 0408 642 387.
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