Passionate Jimboomba teen Rebecca Fillery, 15, knits 50 scarfs in support of Relay for Life

A JIMBOOMBA teenager has taken time out of her schedule to knit 50 scarfs to fundraise for the Jimboomba Relay for Life ceremony on October 12.

PASSIONATE: Jimboomba Relay for Life campaigner Rebecca Fillery knitted 50 scarfs to fundraise for the event on October 12.

PASSIONATE: Jimboomba Relay for Life campaigner Rebecca Fillery knitted 50 scarfs to fundraise for the event on October 12.

Rebecca Fillery, 15, is a member of the GG Flutterbys Girl Guide team which has raised more than $470 towards the Relay for Life event at Hills College.

Michelle Fillery, who is Rebecca's mother, said her daughter had a big heart and wanted to give back to the community.

"Rebecca is completing her service component of Queen's Guide service," she said.

"She participated in the event when she was six-years-old and loved the experience.

"We have also lost family members to cancer and most recently one of Rebecca's guide leaders passed away from the disease.

"Rebecca's guide leader was a lady who really impacted her life."

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan called on the Jimboomba community to follow in Rebecca's footsteps.

"Rebecca is passionate about raising awareness and reaching out to support locals who are affected by cancer - that is what Relay for Life is all about," Ms McMillan said.

"By joining Rebecca at Jimboomba Relay for Life, you will give hope to all locals affected by cancer and help get one step closer to a cancer free future."

The Relay For Life event will bring at least 39 fundraising teams together at Hills College from 3pm, October 12 to 7am October 13.

Teams will keep a baton moving in a relay-style walk to raise money in support of Cancer Council Queensland's work to fight cancer.

To register a team, volunteer or to learn more information visit the Relay For Life website.

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