Spearwood resident Cherie Rayner taking part in Light the Night in honour of her father

Cherie Rayner will Light the Night. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d460047
Cherie Rayner will Light the Night. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d460047

OCTOBER 7 will likely be a day of mixed emotions for Cherie Rayner.

Not only will the date mark the Spearwood resident’s birthday, but it will also be a day used to honour the memory of her father.

Ante Vojkovic died in February following a battle with leukaemia.

On Friday, Ms Rayner will take part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night fundraising walk.

Thousands take part annually in a joint bid to raise money for blood cancer research and support services.

Blood cancer claims the life of one Australian every two hours.

People taking part in the stroll carry coloured lanterns; gold to remember a loved one, white for their own blood cancer journey, or blue to show they care.

“Dad was a larger than life character who was very unique and loved his family immensely,” Ms Rayner said.

“He was a strong character who everyone looked up to and respected very much. My birthday also falls on the 7th of October.

“I thought it would be a nice idea to spend the evening by participating in this cause in memory of my dad.”

To donate to Ms Rayner’s effort, visit my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/cherierayner.

– Information –

What: Perth Light the Night walk

When: Friday 7 October 2016, 5pm

Where: Great Court, The University of Western Australia

Information: There will be entertainment including musical performances, roaming circus performers, stilt walkers, Nova 93.7 Casanovas, face painting, balloon twisting and bubbles for the kids. Food and drink will also be available for purchase.

Signing up: Visit www.lightthenight.org.au or call 1800 500 088.