Relay for Life’s survivors’ afternoon tea is in safe hands with long-time organiser Lee Tait aiming bigger and better this year.
Ms Tait said she has organised the afternoon tea for a number of years, as it was one of her favourite parts of relay.
“Our survivors make the first lap of relay,” she said.
“They then enjoy a complementary afternoon tea to celebrate the fact they are survivors or going through treatment.
“They are they example for relay, it’s a focal point for others.
“And we see there are many more survivors now.”
Ms Tait said relay is a rollercoaster of emotions but she likes to keep the fun of the day, however, it is all under wraps.
“You never let them know what’s coming,” she said.
Ms Tait said she found creative ways to fundraise as she was always busy on the day.
“If people are late to meetings, I fine them,” she said.
“They’ve learned not to swear around me, too.
“I make around $200 this way.
“Cancer patients don’t get the option to stop, so this is just a drop in the bucket.
“As a volunteer, this job is priceless.
“If this takes the pressure off and places finances where they belong, that’s what I like.”
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