Tribute to Laney

Kayla Delle Donne with niece Taylor, holding a photo of her grandmother, and Taylor’s mother Bernie Delle Donne.
Kayla Delle Donne with niece Taylor, holding a photo of her grandmother, and Taylor’s mother Bernie Delle Donne.

‘Mum was only 53 when she was taken from us,’ Kayla said. ‘My sister-in-law Bernie had taken part in the WA Cancer Council’s Perth Relay for Life, so we decided to get a team together and call it Laney’s Legacy.

‘We have 17 team members made up of family and friends, but because we live locally, we decided to enter in the Joondalup Wanneroo Relay for Life.

‘Initially, it was all about mum’s memory, but as we got going we realised how important it is to raise money to help the Cancer Council continue with its research. We want to put a stop to cancer.’

The 24-hour Joondalup Wanneroo relay will be held over the October 18-19 weekend at Arena Joondalup. Meanwhile, Laney’s Legacy is busy fundraising with a variety of projects, including a Model Search.

‘Girls apply and walk the catwalk watched by three professional judges,’ Kayla said. ‘The winner gets a modelling contract.’

She raised $250 selling her handmade bracelets to family members, for $2 and $3 each. Her best customer was her grandfather.


‘Grandad gave me $50 for his bracelet,’ Taylor said.


‘But I had to stop when I broke my finger.’

More teams are still sought to register for the October Relay for Life.


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