THE 2011 annual Relay For Life was held on 2–3 September this year and, as usual, the Maryborough community rallied
around the event.
The 2nd Maryborough Girls’ Brigade Company, which meets at Maryborough Uniting Church, has entered a team in the Relay for the past three years and this year raised $4250 for the Queensland Cancer Council.
Wide Bay Divisional Commissioner – The Girls’ Brigade Qld Inc., Nalda Brett, said the Company found it a great way to promote Girls’ Brigade in the local community and to financially assist those who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The Company entered a team of Cadets and Juniors in the Mini-Marathon held on Friday 2 September and the girls joined in all the events.
The Girls’ Brigade Relay for Life Team consisted of four Seniors, six Pioneers and eight Leaders who carried the Company Girls’ Brigade mascot, Chloe Bear, as their relay baton for the 18 hour relay.
The relay finished at 7am the next morning with breakfast and the 2nd Maryborough Team was elated to hear that they had won the cup for the highest fundraisers for 2011.
Leader, Helen Pelling, was the highest individual fundraiser, raising $1800.
Tanika Nystrom (a Pioneer) raised $472 which was the most money raised by a girl in the Company.
Photo : The Cadets and Juniors in the Primary School Mini Marathon. Photo courtesy of Nalda Brett