Over 300 people rallied at Kitchener Park on Saturday 30 April 2016 to participate in the 2016 Gunnedah Relay for Life fund raising event.
Relay for Life is a chance for communities to recognise and celebrate those who have overcome cancer or are undergoing treatment, as well as the people who care for them. Relay also provides an opportunity to raise vital funds for Cancer Council's research, prevention and support services.
Each Relay for Life event is organised by a local volunteer committee on behalf of the Cancer Council. Shenhua staff members, Gerry McDonald (HR Manager) and Debbie Watson (Community Liaison Officer), were members of the Committee assisting with sponsorship and logistics.
The event was officially opened by the Mayor of Gunnedah, Owen Hasler who said it is only through a day like today that we will understand more about what we need to do to confront this illness. State Member for Parliament, Kevin Anderson praised those in attendance for working towards making a difference to the lives of people in the community affected by cancer.
Shenhua nominated a team of ten who challenged themselves to stay on the track for the 12 hour event, even during a much needed heavy downpour of rain. Shenhua was proud to be involved in the Relay for Life and assist the community in raising approximately $20,000.
Up: Debbie Watson, Shenhua Community Liaison Officer and Gerry McDonald, Shenhua HR Manager, pictured with Relay for Life Committee members.
Down: Some of the Shenhua Team members during the walk – Trish Easey, Debbie Watson, Mark Howes, Gerry McDonald and Li Hao.