Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo raises more than $305,000 for Cancer Council

Last lap around the arena. Pictures: Bill Marwick
Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo raises more than $305,000 for Cancer Council
Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo raises more than $305,000 for Cancer Council
Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo raises more than $305,000 for Cancer Council
Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo raises more than $305,000 for Cancer Council
Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo raises more than $305,000 for Cancer Council
Bobby Dazzlers: Dominic Walsh, Julie-Ann Walsh, Martin Clark, Kerr Hodgkinson, Andrea Ayres and Alda Costa.
Flower power team members.
Keely Smith and Alisha Marshall from North Metropolitan TAFE prepare baked beans for breakfast.
Sinead Engelbrecht (7) heads up a line for Sunday breakfast.
Cowan MHR Anne Aly was MC at the Relay for Life.
Connor Elliman (8) walked 201 laps around the arena.
Lone Piper Amelia Hewison plays Amazing Grace during the Candlelight Ceremony tribute to those who have passed and those fighting cancer.
ECU Third Year Occupational therapists Christina Bothwell and Rebecca Freemantle prepare to massage Grainne Hamill.
Geraldine Harris on a coffee run.
Ann Marie Mullaney in a tai Chi moment.
Last lap around the arena. Pictures: Bill Marwick Bobby Dazzlers: Dominic Walsh, Julie-Ann Walsh, Martin Clark, Kerr Hodgkinson, Andrea Ayres and Alda Costa. Flower power team members. Keely Smith and Alisha Marshall from North Metropolitan TAFE prepare baked beans for breakfast. Sinead Engelbrecht (7) heads up a line for Sunday breakfast. Cowan MHR Anne Aly was MC at the Relay for Life. Connor Elliman (8) walked 201 laps around the arena. Lone Piper Amelia Hewison plays Amazing Grace during the Candlelight Ceremony tribute to those who have passed and those fighting cancer. ECU Third Year Occupational therapists Christina Bothwell and Rebecca Freemantle prepare to massage Grainne Hamill. Geraldine Harris on a coffee run. Ann Marie Mullaney in a tai Chi moment.

The WA Cancer Council’s 2016 Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo was held in perfect weather last weekend at Arena Joondalup.

More than $305,000 was raised by teams of 10 to 15 members who took part in the 24-hour overnight event in a variety of fundraising activities both before and during the weekend. Funds raised will assist the Cancer Council with its research and support programmes.

The 2016 Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo was the Cancer Council’s ninth and so far, more than $2.7 million has been raised to help in the fight against cancer.

Relay for Life teams must have at least one member walking or running around the arena during the 24 hours, and this year 130 people joined the Girls with Hearts 100 club with at least 100 personal laps around the ground. Some did more than 200 laps.

The 2016 Tammy Wilson Spirit of Relay Award, recognising an outstanding contribution to the Joondalup Wanneroo Relay for Life, went to the Ironmonger family, better known in relay circles as The Fab Five.

The Madhatters team took The Best Fancy Dress team award, The Sunsmart Tent went to Girls with Heart, Decorated Tent site B.R.C.A., Highest Funds by a Corporate team went to the City of Joondalup, Highest funds raised by a community team went to Hip Sisters, Highest funds raised by a school went to Warwick Senior High School and Highest number of laps completed by a team went to Warwick Runners, who amassed a remarkable 679 laps.

Relay 2016
There was time for reflection at Relay for Life Joondalup Wanneroo. Picture: Chris Kershaw