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MTA – Mobile Travel Agents and Green Taylor Partners
Number of participants in team: 17 and counting.
Team leader: Laura Bald.

Number of years participating: Second time as MTA – Mobile Travel Agents, but Laura has participated five times in the past, as have a number of team members. This is the first time we have joined with Green Taylor Partners.
Reasons for participating: Like all people, we have been touched with this horrible disease. We are raising money to remember, celebrate and fight back against cancer. Team leader Laura Bald does it in memory of her mother, Anne Hammond, and mother in law, Judy French, who have been lost to cancer, among many other dear family members and friends.
Fundraisers planned: We have organised a raffle – the MTA Travel Relay for Life raffle – first prize: Flylite I-Luxe 77cm hard suitcase in gold; second prize: luxury MTA gift basket including travel wallet and books. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10. We will draw the raffle on Saturday at noon. Tickets are available through our team Facebook link and at our stand at Relay for Life.
Age range of team members: Our youngest is Laura’s daughter Audrey who will be two in a couple of weeks and our oldest is 63.MTA travel RFL pic-e_web
The G Team
Number of participants in team: 15.
Team leader: Courtney Gertdz.

Number of years participating: About five or six years.
Reasons for participating: We first started participating in Relay for Life after our dad-husband-poppy and father-in-law got prostate cancer as a way to support him and it’s just continued from there. It’s great for Murtoa to get behind the cause.
Fundraisers planned: We’ve already had our main fundraisers which were a barbecue and a bake stall in Murtoa a few weeks ago, where we raised just under $2000.
Age range of team members: Four to 60-plus.G Team RFL team pic-e_web

Horsham Apex Club 15
Number of participants in team: 18.
Team leader: Ben Consedine.

Number of years participating: About five or six.
Reasons for participating: Every member of the club has some connection to cancer, unfortunately. The first year the whole club got behind it and it went really well. We’ve just kept on coming back. We have a bit of fun with it too.
Fundraisers planned: We hosted a barbecue at Cellarbrations in Horsham recently. We helped with the fishing competition as well, so some of the funds from that will go towards the relay.
Age range of team members: Between 20 and 45.Apex club RFL pic (2)-e_web


KTeam
Number of participants in team: 12.
Team leader: Sharon Dumesny.

Number of years participating: About eight to 10 years.
Reasons for participating: To raise a bit of money for cancer. Six of the girls here at Kmart have had breast cancer, three have passed away and three are still with us. We’ve also had family and other work colleagues affected.
Fundraisers planned: We’ve had a trivia night and we will also host a couple of cake stalls and run a raffle.
Age range of team members: 20s to 60s.

Sharon Dumesny cuts the start ribbon with Leah Dumesny and Kyle Dumesny at Horsham Relay For Life.

Sharon Dumesny cuts the start ribbon with Leah Dumesny and Kyle Dumesny at Horsham Relay For Life.

St Brigid’s College, Horsham
Number of participants in team: We have 40 participants,
including students, staff and parents.
Team leader: Annie Brack.

Number of years participating: The school has been involved for a number of years. It’s an ongoing event for us – the kids love to be part of the relay.
Reasons for participating: We participate because it is a great community event that is really effective in helping raise money for cancer research. It is a way for us to support others affected by cancer, and unfortunately, we have a few students who fall into that category with parents or family members affected. As a school, we’re in a unique position to put together a large team and make a difference. We’re doing what we can with what we have got.
Fundraisers planned: Our main event is a purple-coloured clothes day which we will have on Friday. Students dress in purple and pay a gold coin donation. It’s really good exposure for the cause.
Age range of team members: Twelve to about 60.
St Brigid's Relay for Life 2-e_web

Horsham Primary School
Number of participants in team: We have 37 year-six students.
Team leaders: Simon Vivian and Helen Adams
.
Number of years participating: Every year since 2002.
Reasons for participating: Our students love the idea of being able to be involved in an event such as Relay for Life, where they get to help with fundraising while having fun at the same time.
Fundraisers planned: Participating students seek
personal fundraising from family and friends. We have a purple dress-up day and we collect small change each week on our ‘Five-Cent Fridays’. We also have several local businesses who make a donation each year.
Age range of team members: Eleven to 13 year olds.

Holy Walkamolies
Number of participants in team: About 12 to 15.
Team leader: Jake Hallam.

Number of years participating: This is our second year.
Reasons for participating: It’s a good cause to support. My partner Emilie-Rae Woodhead and mother Julie Hallam have personally been affected by cancer too.
Fundraisers planned: We’re going to run a raffle on the day. We also did a type of TattsLotto fundraiser, where everyone puts in a bit of money and if your number is drawn you get a little bit back and the rest goes towards Relay for Life.
Age range of team members: We’re open to everyone, so it’s varied from young to old.

Sparkels Stars
Number of participants in team: Six.
Team leader: Amy Arnel.

Number of years participating: This is our third year.
Reasons for participating: It marks a good cause and we are trying to give a bit of support.
Fundraisers planned: We are in the planning stage, so nothing at the moment.
Age range of team members: Between 30 and 35 years.

Nuseed
Number of participants in team: Five so far. We are aiming for 10 to 15 members.
Team leader: Tara King.

Number of years participating: This will be our first year.
Reasons for participating: Like too many Australians, we have been affected by cancer. Whether it be immediate family members, extended family or friends. We chose Relay for Life as it is a well-supported community event in Horsham region, so it was a no brainer to join in.
Fundraisers planned: Work lunches throughout the year, guess the baby gender, Christmas raffles, lucky squares, just to name a few. We will also have an upcoming murder-mystery night.
Age range of team members: 24 to 60.

From left, Tara King, Lucy Baker, Emma Forrester and Michelle Gebert are ready to relay.

From left, Tara King, Lucy Baker, Emma Forrester and Michelle Gebert are ready to relay.

Nhill College VCE PE
Number of participants: 12.
Team leader: Peter Hedt.

Number of years participating: Five.
Reasons for participating: For students to learn about event organisation and fundraising for a great cause.
Fundraisers planned: We have ‘Funky Sock Friday’ where students wear funky socks once a week and donate loose change.
We also have some other student fundraising activities to come.
Age range of team members:
Students aged 17 and 18.Nhill Relay for Life pic 2019_web

Business Horsham
Number of participants in team: We’re still recruiting at the moment, but about six so far.
Team leader: Sarah Kelm.

Number of years participating: This is our first time.
Reasons for participating: It’s a bit of a mix of reasons for us. We’re involved to raise money for cancer research and support services. We also decided to create the Business Horsham team to provide an opportunity for sole traders and business owners who do not have enough staff to form their own team, to get involved.
Fundraisers planned: We are selling raffle tickets from Freijah Menswear in Horsham.
Age range of team members: From seven to about 60.

Hair Art business owner and Business Horsham team member Leonie Irwin.

Hair Art business owner and Business Horsham team member Leonie Irwin.

Dadswells Dawdlers
Number of participants in team: 22.
Team leader: Jennifer Green.

Number of years participating: This will be our first.
Reasons for participating: We decided to get involved because we’ve had cancer affect us directly. My husband Max Green battled with cancer and we have really good friends whose son Zane is currently affected. Zane was diagnosed with brain tumours and wasn’t supposed to live past Christmas, but he’s still here.
Fundraisers planned: We decided to concentrate on two big fundraisers. We had a fish and chip night at the Giant Koala on February 22 which raised about $1300. Also, this Saturday we have a barbeque night planned at Grampians Edge Caravan Park at 6.30pm. We have more than 100 people coming along and there’ll be entertainment and quite a lot of raffles too. We’ve just been blown away with the support so far.
Age range of team members: 30 to 72.Dadswells Dawdlers RFL photo-e_web

Youth Collective
Number of participants in team: 30 to 40.
Team leader: Lucy McKinnon.
Number of years participating: We have been attending for about three to four years, but this year we have changed our name and are helping the Relay for Life committee with facilitating further initiatives.
Reasons for participating: We are eager to join community events and support the Relay for Life cause. We’d also like to encourage teenagers to become more involved in the community.
Fundraisers planned: Nothing as yet.
Age range of team members: From 12 to adult leaders in their 20s.relay for life2-e_web

Froot Loops
Number of participants in team: 10.
Team leader: Margaret McDonald.

Number of years participating: We’ve been participating since the beginning, when Relay for Life first started here in Horsham in 2001.
Reasons for participating: Initially it was because my mother Lyn Smith started Relay for Life in Horsham, so I got involved that way. It’s a very good cause, but it’s even more significant this year because my brother, Peter Smith, died in August last year from cancer. A lot of our teams’ participants are connected to cancer through work, because we’re part of the healthcare system.
Fundraisers planned: We do raffles and raise money through sponsorship as well. We also clean up after Wimmera and Horsham District league football matches.
Age range of team members: 50s to 60s.

Involved
Number of participants in team: About 14 so far. Last year we had lots of people turn up on the night.
Team leader: Mary Dalgleish.

Number of years participating: This will be our second.
Reasons for participating: We started this team for people, usually older participants, who come along without a team and just want to walk – it gives them a team to be a part of. We’re all walking because we’ve been touched by cancer in some way. It’s a great community event.
Fundraisers planned: We don’t have anything at the moment. Usually we have a cake stall on the night, but it’s more about getting people to participate. Team members pay the $35 for registrations and that goes towards Cancer Council.
Age range of team members: 16 to 70.

Mary Dalgleish and Maree Becker.

Mary Dalgleish and Maree Becker.

Stawell and Horsham Toyota
Number of participants in team: 11.
Team leader: Maddison Ruwoldt.

Number of years participating: This is our first year.
Reasons for participating: We have had a few staff members pass away at the start of this year and late last year, so we thought we’d make a team and support the event and a good cause.
Fundraisers planned: We have not done any fundraisers yet and are still in discussion about what we might do on the night.
Age range of team members: 13 and up.

Maddie Ruwoldt, left, Barbie Folkes, Ian Anderson and Brendan Wilson.

Maddie Ruwoldt, left, Barbie Folkes, Ian Anderson and Brendan Wilson.

Warracknabeal Secondary College
Number of participants in team: 20-plus.
Team leaders: Brooke Laney, Brooke Morrow and Megan Haworth.

Number of years participating: Six.
Reasons for participating: The students wanted to help the community support a great cause.
Fundraisers planned: We have a bake sale tomorrow and a Terrible Top Day organised for Friday.
Age range of team members: 12 to 18.

From left, Aiden Keys, Brooke Laney, Brooke Morrow and Jack Hadley are ready to relay.

From left, Aiden Keys, Brooke Laney, Brooke Morrow and Jack Hadley are ready to relay.

Team Marco’s Family and Friends
Number of participants in team: 22.
Team leader: Maria Marchesini.

Number of years participating: We’ve been participating since 2001.
Reasons for participating: We have had cancer affect us personally, with various family members passing away, and we have many close friends and workmates who have been affected. In 2016, Ms Marchesini was also diagnosed with thyroid cancer, though things are all positive at the moment.
Fundraisers planned: We do a lot of baking and make homemade sauces, relishes, chutneys and jams which we sell at Haven markets. We also attend two to three markets at Natimuk and whatever we sell goes straight to the cancer cause. We have had people and friends on the sideline donate apricots and figs to help this year.
Age range of team members: 10 to 91.

Ash Smith, Teresa Marchesini, Trish Smith, Emilia Marchesini, Jan Collins and Maria Marchesini at Horsham Relay For Life.

Ash Smith, Teresa Marchesini, Trish Smith, Emilia Marchesini, Jan Collins and Maria Marchesini at Horsham Relay For Life.

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