On behalf of the Lower Clarence Relay For Life Committee I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to everyone in the Lower Clarence community who supported our Masked Ball on Saturday 7 May.
This year, 100 people attended the Masked Ball and went to extraordinary efforts to source a fabulous array of masks. The function was a huge success with a total of $7,650 raised on the night. All funds raised from the Masked Ball will go toward the fundraising goal of $70,000 for the 2017 Lower Clarence Relay For Life event which will be held on 18 & 19 March next year.
I would like to thank the management and staff of the Yamba Golf and Country Club. The assistance and services that you provided to us on the night were exceptional. A generous thank you also goes to the Ford Brothers who provided the music and Daniel Kelly from Ray White, Yamba who conducted the Charity Auction.
Charity events such as the Ball do not happen without the support and sponsorship of the business community, community organisations, local print and radio media and individuals. In particular I would like to thank our main sponsors, businesses and community organisations who provided services or prizes and contributed to the success of the Ball: Cancer Council NSW, 2GF – 11206AM/103.9FM & FM 104.7 – Clarence Valley, The Daily Examiner, Clarence Valley Independent, Yamba Golf & Country Club, Fabulous Functions, Taylors Wines, Debbie May Florist, Yamba Refresh Rejuvenate, 24/7 Health &Fitness, Linda Verdouw – Artist, Logger’s Rest B&B – Stanthorpe, Peter Gray Wine Discovery Tours, Captured By Carley, Yamba Rotary Club, Botero – Maclean, One Fine Cup, Jim McKay, Deborah Lyons, Tracy Hobbs, Chantelle Carr – Mobile Massage For Women, Irons & Craig, Dunes Café, Leche Café.
Finally, and by no means least, I would like to extend a huge thank you to the dynamic group of people who are the 2017 Lower Clarence Relay For Life Committee. Without your time and dedication community events to raise awareness of the fight against cancer would not be possible.
The funds raised at Relay For Life events across the nation have resulted in more than 61,000 Australian lives being saved over the last 20 years. These funds are used by the Cancer Council NSW for their much-needed research, education, prevention and support programs which are utilised by people living with cancer and their carers, who are from the Clarence area.
The 2017 Lower Clarence Relay For Life will be held at the Yamba Public School on 18 &19 March 2017. I would like to extend an invitation to all people, businesses, schools, community organisations, sporting groups, and service clubs across the Lower Clarence to register a team and join in this great community event and the fight to beat cancer.
Lorraine Breust – Chairperson
2017 Lower Clarence Relay For Life Committee