Harcourts Team Take on Relay for Life

Harcourts Team Take on Relay for Life

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Harcourts Marlborough supports Kiwi Can last month.

2017 has gone from one charity event to another for the Harcourts Marlborough team, who have 12 staff members participating in the Relay for Life this weekend.

Harcourts Marlborough sales and marketing consultant, and Relay for Life team co-ordinator Katie Gibbons says the event is something close to the hearts of the whole team.

“Cancer is such a common thing now that everyone has been affected by it in some way,” she says.

All funds raised by the team would be going directly to the Marlborough branch of the Cancer Society, something Katie says is important to the team.

“It’s nice to give something back,” she says.

With a 12 hour walk ahead of them, Katie says the event will be a good team building exercise, and a good way to be out amongst the community.

The Harcourts team recently sponsored Marlborough man Craig Harper in his record-breaking ride of the length of New Zealand, raising funds for Marlborough kids, an inspiring feat for the team.

“If Craig can do that, I’m pretty sure we can do a few laps each and take breaks,” Katie says.

Anna Small, of the Cancer Society Marlborough, says the organisation feels very proud to be supported by businesses like Harcourts.

“Relay for life is one of our biggest fundraisers, along with Daffodil Day. As we receive no government funding, we rely on these events to be successful,” she says.

Funding raised through events like Relay for Life allow the society to support cancer sufferers and their families, with information, education, counselling and transport, amongst other initiatives.

“We cannot do our work without the generous support of our community,” Anna says.

The Relay for Life will this year be held at Lansdowne Park, and will go from 12pm until 12 midnight on Saturday, removing the need for camping gear.

Anyone wishing to donate to the cause can visit Katie’s fundraising page.

 

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