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Stepping Out to Make a Difference

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Q: What has thousands of legs, is a vibrant purple and can be spotted at Castle Hill Showground once a year for 24 hours?

If you answered the Hills Relay For Life you would be right.

The huge community gathering which raises money for cancer research and support programs was launched at Event Cinemas Castle Hill earlier this month with more than 120 guests.

Hills Relay Chair Lisa Carruthers said the community committee was already working hard organising the 22nd annual event at Castle Hill Showground on May 20th.

“It’s going to be a great event,” she said and thanked all the sponsors including top Purple sponsors Event Cinemas Castle Hill, Castle Towers and CHRG (The Castle Hill RSL Group).

The Hills Relay For Life is not a race but a chance to walk and talk around the track. There will be a variety of entertainment on stage during the day, a 24-hour cycle challenge, trackside stalls and sideshows and a chance to buy food and coffee.

The first lap of the track is for Cancer survivors and carers which will be followed by a special morning survivors and carers morning tea. The twilight candlelight ceremony of Remembrance starts at 6pm.

There are 50 teams already registered for the 2023 Hills Relay including local businesses, schools, service groups, churches, youth organisations and groups of families and friends.

Individual registration is $30. There is a group family registration available for $70. Under 8s are free to attend. Registration for 8-13 years is $15 with student tickets $20 with a student card.

Everyone interested in having a team as well as registered team captains are urged to attend a Hills Relay For Life Information Session at Castle Hill RSL (Luxe Lounge) on Tuesday 7th March at 7pm.

The Hills Relay For Life website is:

Follow the Hills Relay For Life Facebook Page for updates and details or call the Cancer Council on 9354 2007.

Norwest Sunrise Rotary Members At The Hills Relay For Life Launch. Stepping Out To Make A Difference
Hills relay for life chair lisa carruthers and patron michelle bryne (pictured right) with members of norwest sunrise rotary club.
Castle Hill High Students At The Launch With Bryan Mullan Stepping Out To Make A Difference
Castle hill high school students with bryan mullan from the relay committee
Chrg Directors And Wives At Relay Launch Stepping Out To Make A Difference
Chrg directors at event cinemas’ relay launch
Hills Pollies At Relay Launch. Stepping Out To Make A Difference
Mps ray williams and david elliott

Bev Jordan

Bev Jordan studied journalism at Harlow College in the UK.  She achieves a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. After migrating to Australia at the end of 1984, she took up a Senior Journalist position with Cumberland Newspapers, based on the Parramatta Advertiser. She has since worked on the Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and was a lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney. Bev returned to Cumberland Newspapers (NewsLocal) and worked for 30 years covering all different mastheads, including Mosman Daily, Mount Druitt Standard and finally Hills Shire Times for the last 17 of those years. Bev’s passion has always been local community journalism.  She says “As a journalist, I have always seen it as my job to inform, inspire and involve.  I am a passionate advocate for organisations and people making a difference to the world around them. Connectedness is so important to the health of an individual but also to a community, no matter how small or large.

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