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Lancefield’s Relay for Life charity event returns

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Jordyn Grubisic
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Jordyn Grubisic is a senior journalist for the North Central Review primarily covering politics at all levels and sport with a particular interest in basketball. Since 2019 she has worked for several publications across Victoria including most recently at the Alexandra Standard and Yea Chronicle. She is always keen to hear from local community members about issues they face and has an interest in crime and court reporting.

Lancefield Relay for Life will hold its 21st event Saturday, March 2 from 11am at Lancefield Park.

At publication, the event has 179 relayers and 16 teams registered with $14,977 of the $70,000 goal raised.

Since its inception, the Lancefield event has raised more than $1.24 million for Cancer Council Victoria – only losing the 2022 event due to COVID restrictions.

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During the event there will be three ceremonies with the opening ceremony beginning at 11am with a lap of honour for cancer survivors and carers then they have a morning tea.

The Candlelight Ceremony is at 8pm giving participants the opportunity to remember those who have died from cancer with songs by the Newham School choir and the Gisborne Singers.

The event concludes with a closing ceremony at about 9.30pm when the results are announced.

Participants will enjoy a stage program of music including performances by the Gisborne Singers and a host of local acts.

There will also be numerous events and competitions for teams including Sunsmart races and a rubber chook toss.

There will also be children’s entertainment presented by Kidzone, a sausage sizzle and later in the day lunch options, a coffee van and an ice cream vendor.

Chair of the Lancefield Macedon Ranges Relay for Life committee Ken Wiltshire said the event was centred around three themes.

“We celebrate the lives of those living with cancer including their carers, remember those we have lost to cancer, and fight back against cancer by raising funds for Cancer Council Victoria,” he said.

The event raises funds for Cancer Council – the largest non-government funder of cancer research in Victoria.

“Fundraising is very much up to the imagination of the teams,” Mr Wiltshire said.

“Karaoke nights, quiz nights, morning teas, raffles, garage sales, craft making and sales, baking and jam making sales, and direct approaches to family, friends and workplace colleagues have all been successful fundraising avenues.”

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