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The Yamba Rotary Club has donated a cheque for $1000 to the Yamba ‘Relay for Life’. Yamba Rotary president elect Sandy Tovey presented the cheque on Monday, to the chairperson of the ‘Relay for Life’ organising committee Lorraine Breust. L-R Yamba Rotary Club Secretary Rick Angelo, Yamba Rotary Club President elect Sandy Tovey, chairperson of the ‘Relay for Life’ organising committee Lorraine Breust, Yamba Rotary Club Treasurer Paul Westward and Community Relations Co-ordinator for the Cancer Council NSW, Abby Wallace. IMAGE: Lynne Mowbray

Yamba Rotary to support the Relay For Life

The Yamba Rotary Club has donated a cheque for $1000 to the Yamba ‘Relay for Life’.
Yamba Rotary president elect Sandy Tovey presented the cheque on Monday, to the chairperson of the ‘Relay for Life’ organising committee Lorraine Breust. L-R Yamba Rotary Club Secretary Rick Angelo, Yamba Rotary Club President elect Sandy Tovey, chairperson of the ‘Relay for Life’ organising committee Lorraine Breust, Yamba Rotary Club Treasurer Paul Westward and Community Relations Co-ordinator for the Cancer Council NSW, Abby Wallace. IMAGE: Lynne Mowbray

“We are expecting quite a few people to register in the last couple of weeks which means we may equal the number of teams and people who participated in the 2015 Relay.” said Lorraine Breust, Chairperson of the Relay For Life organising committee.
“I was asked to give a presentation to Yamba Rotary members last week on the Relay and “Where the Money Goes in the Clarence Valley. The presentation was very well received and as a result Yamba Rotary is donating $1,000 to the Relay.
There are anecdotal stories of friends of Rotarians using Our House in Lismore where people and their families from the Clarence Valley and Lower Clarence can stay while having treatment. Funding from the Lower Clarence Relay goes to this service. People who have used this facility speak very highly of this service.
The president, Vic Doe, and the Board of Yamba Rotary believe that as monies raised by the Lower Clarence Relay For Life benefited the Yamba community, particularly transport to treatment, education, prevention and support services and Our House, the donation fits within the guidelines of providing or supporting services to the benefit of the community.
“Everything Rotary does is aimed at enhancing the community. We provide infrastructure programs where there are gaps in Local Council and Government support. Rotary supports the community in areas such as polio, cancer research, bowel scan kits, and mental health initiatives. We also support young people through scholarships, youth exchange and attendance at science symposia as well as the Rotary Interact Club at Maclean High School” said Vic. “Rotary’s motto is ‘Service above Self'”.
Many of the Rotarians know people and family members who have been affected by cancer and have been proud to have been involved in previous Relays either as participants or service providers.
Yamba Rotary has registered a team in this year’s Relay and has issued a challenge to other service clubs to do the same and support the Relay and the fight to beat cancer.

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