Minions on a mission: WA Cancer Council’s Relay for Life

Melanie Davies, Caroline Dobbs, Melanie Swanson with Lexi, Michelle Cullender, Sharon Carter and Minion Mascot Millie Cullender.
Melanie Davies, Caroline Dobbs, Melanie Swanson with Lexi, Michelle Cullender, Sharon Carter and Minion Mascot Millie Cullender.

THE Mad Minions, or if you prefer, the Making a Difference Minions, will field a team of mums, dads and kids to take part in the WA Cancer Council’s Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo.

The 24-hour overnight, relay-style, event will be held at Arena Joondalup over the October 17-18 weekend, with funds raised going to the council for its research and support programs.

Mad Minions team captain Michelle Cullender said all team members had been touched by cancer and all wanted to fight the disease.

“We think that by raising funds and taking part in the Relay for Life we are helping to make a difference,” she said.

“This year we organised fundraising events, including a Spice Party, a Candlelight Party and a Psychic Night.

“One of our members, Caroline Dobbs, organised a Purple Free Dress Day at Carramar Primary School to help create cancer awareness and to support cancer research.”

Michelle said attending a Relay for Life was a great experience.

“It really has an amazing atmosphere and a wonderful community spirit,” she said.

“Everyone is there for the same reason and one night of discomfort sleeping on the arena in tents is very little to complain about.”

For more information on Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo, phone 0417 922 726 or email relayforlifejoondalupwanneroo@gmail.com