A record breaking $19,541 was raised for the Cancer Council at the 2021 Christmas wrap at Castle Towers.
Around 80 volunteers wrapped from December 6 to Christmas Eve. Wrap Co-ordinator Ruth Didsbury, a volunteer committee member with the Hills Relay for Life said that volunteers were at the wrapping station for a total of 198 hours.
She thanked Castle Towers for their “amazing” support andsupplying space, paper and ribbon. “They supplied everything we needed.”
She also thanked the volunteers who gave up their time to help with the wrapping. “It was harder this time due to COVID,” she said.“Some people having presents wrapped took on shifts when I was short.”
She said she was also very grateful to Castle Hill High Yr 11/12 prefects who took on a lot of shifts during busy times.
“The generosity of people was heartwarming. Some of the presents were challenging to wrap, a stuffed dinosaur about a metre high, a full sized microwave oven, suitcases full of presents, trolleys full of presents, fishing rods and other unusual shaped toys.
It all made for a challenge and a lot of fun. Thank you to everyone who supported the wrapping… You have helped make a huge difference as every cent makes a difference,” she said.
The 2022 Hills Relay For Life is due to take place on May 21. It will be the 21st Hills Relay For Life, raising money for cancer research and support services. Find the Hills Relay For Life on FB.