The older guides were certainly kept busy this year, with forming their very own Relay for Life team. Reigan (17) took on the challenge in organising her fellow Girl Guide peers to form a team, help fundraise, show support and awareness for the Cancer Council. The team consisted of eleven girls: Reigan, Sam, Madeline, Karen, Alyson, Kaitlin, Emma, Karly, Amy, Grace (Kalkara), with Maria (Woornack).
The girls had a target to reach of a $1000 to fundraise. The girls set up an online donation page so their families and friends will be able to donate to the cause. As well as online donations, they also brought a Relay for Life box around to weekly guide meetings and organised a Bring and Buy in which all the profits going towards the Cancer Council. As well as all that, they also set up a stall at the Cotter’s Markets on Sunday 10th August selling freshly baked goods, handmade items, stationary packs, goodie bags, and a gift basket which will be raffled off at the end of August. The girls raised about $300 back to the Cancer Council and providing an opportunity to promote guiding in the community.
On the 23rd – 24th August at Tony Ireland Stadium, the girls set up a campsite and dressed up as Gypsies for the event, and did many laps over the 18 hour event. They brought their own dinner and snacks to keep them awake through the 18 hours. Lewana, Callana and Narthathong all dropped in for a surprise visit and do a few laps with the girls. They managed to share a roster, particularly late at night so each of them can catch a bit of sleep, but they all had fun throughout the event.
The girls would like to say a big thank you to all their parents in supporting them and providing the equipment they needed and also donating, for the girls to reach their target; as they took on this project and a thank you to John Croft who was willing to say overnight at the track an adult supervisor along with Grace and Maria.
Wulguru Guides at their Cotters Market Stall to fundraise for “Relay for Life,” They successfully raised $1000 for the Cancer Council and organised everything for their team to participate on the 23-24th August and to stay overnight to walk the 18 hours around the track. This was solely
the girl’s project to do and they did all the hard work themselves.