People enjoying the Mason Street Lights. The Morning Bulletin Christmas Lights 2012. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin
People enjoying the Mason Street Lights. The Morning Bulletin Christmas Lights 2012. Photo Sharyn O'Neill / The Morning Bulletin Sharyn O'Neill ROK121212slight5

Relay for Life teams all wrapped up in season of Christmas

ROCKHAMPTON Relay for Life teams are out in force at Stockland Rockhampton this month, spreading the Christmas cheer to raise vital funds for a good cause.

Fifteen Relay for Life teams have volunteered for Cancer Council's 2016 Christmas Gift Wrapping Program at Stockland Rockhampton, running to December 24.

Shoppers can get their Christmas gifts wrapped for a donation per item, with all funds supporting Cancer Council's work in cancer research, education and support services.

Relay for Life team captain and Christmas volunteer Lindy Hannon said she was looking forward to another year of rolling out the wrapping paper and ribbons.

"Last year, 10 local Relay for Life teams raised an outstanding $18,000 for the cause," Ms Hannon said.

"Each Relay for Life team that volunteers some time to the program gets to add what they raise to their 2016 fundraising total.

"This is a great initiative that not only allows us to raise funds but helps supports each and every person in our community touched by cancer.

"It's rewarding meeting customers and seeing them walk away with a smile on their face after we have wrapped their gifts."

Ms Hannon invited shoppers to visit the gift wrapping station located near JB Hi-Fi.

Rockhampton Relay for Life 2016 will be held on May 14-15 at Colts Rugby Union Oval. To register a team or find out more, visit http://www.relayforlife.org.au or phone 1300 656 585.



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