The participants of Wellington's Relay For Life remained enthusiastic despite facing chilly winds and rain and made the event a success, as told by the organizer Rae Batho.
The Relay For Life was signed up by 170 people, who took the march in chilly winds and irregular rain for supporting friends or family members, who were suffering from cancer.
Mrs. Batho expressed that it was very motivating to see young people supporting their families and friends. She added that people by placing hope bags with messages from relations and friends saddened the event. Even the Grace played by bag pipers added to the saddened aura.
Adding to this, she told that the participants walked a circuit in silence in remembrance to those who gave up to the disease.
The event helped collecting $16,000 for cancer research; the final tally is still to be confirmed.
Mrs. Batho also owed her gratitude towards sponsors, Wellington Shire Council, Wellington Quota Club, Wellington Lions Club, entertainers at weekend and everyone who helped making event a success and raising money for it.
"We were a weary committee and helpers who left Kennard Park at the end of the relay, but we left with satisfaction and pride in the achievements of those involved in the relay", said Mrs. Batho.