Relay for Life 2022

By Bev Jordan
The purple Relay for Life 2022 haze around the Hills is entering its 21st year and there are a whole lot of activities planned in May before the leadup to the 24 hour community event which raises funds for cancer research and support programs run by Cancer Council NSW.

MOTHERS’ DAY WRAP
Volunteers from Hills Relay For Life will be wrapping Mothers’ Day gifts at Castle Towers for a gold coin donation from Monday, May 2nd to Saturday May 7th. Volunteers will wrapping from 9.30am until 5pm over the six days. The Relay wrapping station will be located on Level 2, just outside Lorna Jane and Adidas. Castle Towers supplies all ribbon and paper so that100% of all funds raised will be donated to the Cancer Council. To volunteer contact [email protected]

TRIVIA NIGHT
If you love trivia then this is not a night to be missed. The Relay For Life Trivia night is being held at The Hills Grammar School, Saturday, May 7th doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm. The theme is come as your favourite star. Cost is $20 per person with a maximum of 10 to a table. All money raised is going to the Cancer Council. The fully produced event is being run by Relay Team: International Productions. To book a table call Denise on 0425 308 604 or email [email protected]

24-HOUR HILLS RELAY
The Hills Relay For Life springs into action on May 21st, a return to the 24-hour format that attracted thousands of people to Castle Hill Showground in 2019. And just like 2019, Hills Relay For Life coincides with the Federal Election.

It’s a welcome return for the community event which took place over the internet in 2020 due to COVID restrictions and was limited to a five hour ticketed event last year at Castle Hill Showground also due to COVID restrictions.

This year’s event will be the 21st Hills Relay For Life held in the Hills which has raised millions of dollars for the Cancer Council’s research grants and support programs. Last year’s mini-event raised over $150,000.

Relay For Life 2022 Mothers Day GiftChair of the Hills Relay For Life organising committee Lisa Carrutthers said everyone was looking forward to getting back to a “normal” set up with tents around the track, all day entertainment, food, stalls and a message of HOPE.

The Hills Relay for Life is not a race. Participants can walk, run or stroll around the 400m track as many or as few times as they wish and at any time during the 24-hours of walking. The first lap is at 10 am on Saturday, May 21st. There are 55 teams registered so far including The Hills Police Command, sporting groups, schools, guides and scouts, church groups and service clubs plus teams of friends and family who have joined to support people undergoing their cancer journey or in memory of people lost.

There will be a Teams’ Information Night Team Information Night on Tuesday, April 26th 7pm at the Hills District Tennis Association, upstairs in the Club House, 3 Caterson Drive, Castle Hill.

To create a team, join a team or donate visit www.cancercouncil.org.au/hillsrelay or visit the Hills Relay For Life Facebook Page.

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