Relay for Life raises $125,000

Run raises $125,000 for charity

TRACY MILES
Last updated 05:00 10/03/2014
Mackenzie Smith holds hands with Fredge, a fruit and vegetable man promoting 5+ a day, along with Cancer Society staff member Leola Smith
COMMUNITY BACKED EVENT: Mackenzie Smith holds hands with Fredge, a fruit and vegetable man promoting 5+ a day, along with Cancer Society staff member Leola Smith at the 2014 Relay for Life at Caroline Bay.

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About $125,000 was raised for the Cancer Society at the Relay for Life.

Cancer society manager Gabrielle Hall said while they don't have a final figure, the 82 teams that took part included 35 representing "the cream of South Canterbury's youth."

She said the atmosphere at Caroline Bay was amazing and there were teams that were experiencing the event for the first time.

People were blown away with the emotion generated by the candle-light ceremony and the first lap of the relay which was done by over 200 cancer survivors and their 100 supporters, she said.

"They were led by three beautiful clydesdale horses."

Over 1800 people took part in the relay which began at 4pm on Saturday and continued until 10am yesterday.

A little drizzle yesterday morning did not dampen spirits.

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- The Timaru Herald

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