Car wash cleans up

THE Southern Cross University Regional Futures Institute certainly cleaned up yesterday, with its Relay For Life team raising $250 for the fight against cancer.

Team member Katie O’Rourke said they had washed 20 cars, with the money going to the Cancer Council for its 2010 Lismore and Villages Relay For Life event in May.

“We had a fantastic day. A few people donated money and a few had very dirty cars,” she laughed.

“It was all part of our team’s fundraising effort.”

Soap and sponges aside, Ms O’Rourke, who is also a member of the 2010 Lismore and Villages Relay For Life organising committee, said more teams were needed for the May event.

“It’s all going really well, but we’re really looking to get more teams on board,” she said.

The event, sponsored by The Northern Star, will run from 2pm on May 1 until 9am on May 2 at Southern Cross University in Lismore.

“It’s a family event where everyone camps overnight, and we have bands and entertainment, food stalls and fireworks for the finale,” Ms O’Rourke said.

“And there’s also the Miss Relay Pageant, where the guys from the teams dress up as girls.”

If you’re looking to enter a team in the overnight relay, or just want some fundraising ideas, Ms O’Rourke said a team information night was being held at the Lismore Workers Club on Monday, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

“We’d like for everyone to get involved, because it’s a really important event for cancer research and support in the region,” Ms O’Rourke said.

“There will be a presentation, and we can assist with fundraising ideas.”

For more information, to donate or register your team, visit; or call the Cancer Council on 6627 0300.

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