Hundreds Relay For Life

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DESPITE the major hiccup which saw a venue change for the annual Shoalhaven/Nowra Relay For Life, the event proved to be a major success.

This year saw 125 teams, 1298 participants and as of Friday night, more than $147,579.15 raised for the Cancer Council in the fight to beat cancer.

The event was moved in just 48-hours from the Nowra Showground to the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, but Shoalhaven/Nowra Relay For Life chair Kimberley McMahon-Coleman said everything ran smoothly.

“We were lucky enough to have such a fabulous committee who worked through the night to get everything organised,” she said.

Keeping to the relay’s traditions, the program of events had an opening ceremony and will also have a candlelight ceremony of hope and a closing ceremony before the relay concludes at 6.30pm.

Rebecca Flanigan from Vincentia, Shirralae Patterson from North Nowra and Carol Wilson from Nowra continue to collect donations for the Cancer Council at the Relay for Life at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

Rebecca Flanigan from Vincentia, Shirralae Patterson from North Nowra and Carol Wilson from Nowra continue to collect donations for the Cancer Council at the Relay for Life at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

Belle Jeffrey from Cambewarra, Fleur Hussein from Vincentia and Clancy Whelan from Cambewarra walk for the fight against cancer at the Relay For Life at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

Belle Jeffrey from Cambewarra, Fleur Hussein from Vincentia and Clancy Whelan from Cambewarra walk for the fight against cancer at the Relay For Life at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

Amy Whelan and Emma Falls from Cambewarra walk their Relay For Life laps together at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

Amy Whelan and Emma Falls from Cambewarra walk their Relay For Life laps together at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

Wendy Miller from North Nowra and Lisa Carroll from Nowra are with the Gatsby Gardenias who currently sit in top spot on the donations leaderboard and look fabulous at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

Wendy Miller from North Nowra and Lisa Carroll from Nowra are with the Gatsby Gardenias who currently sit in top spot on the donations leaderboard and look fabulous at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

Nicole Giffard from Cambewarra and Karen Fishpool from Berry take a short break from their laps at the Relay For Life at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

Nicole Giffard from Cambewarra and Karen Fishpool from Berry take a short break from their laps at the Relay For Life at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

Trista Black and Lyn Payne from Bomaderry have a great day out supporting the Cancer Council at the Shoalhaven/Nowra Relay For Life at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

Trista Black and Lyn Payne from Bomaderry have a great day out supporting the Cancer Council at the Shoalhaven/Nowra Relay For Life at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

Classy Clowns Mick Annable from Nowra, Kaylene and Samantha Hearne, Doug Annable from North Nowra, Trista Black from Bomaderry, Ingrid Johnston from North Nowra and Leanne Semple from Old Erowal Bay sit in second place on the donations leaderboard and fill the Relay For Life with colour at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

Classy Clowns Mick Annable from Nowra, Kaylene and Samantha Hearne, Doug Annable from North Nowra, Trista Black from Bomaderry, Ingrid Johnston from North Nowra and Leanne Semple from Old Erowal Bay sit in second place on the donations leaderboard and fill the Relay For Life with colour at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

Shanna and Jarrah Fuz from St Georges Basin make their way around the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre at this year’s Relay For Life on Saturday.

Shanna and Jarrah Fuz from St Georges Basin make their way around the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre at this year’s Relay For Life on Saturday.

John and Helen Martin from North Nowra walk the Relay For Life with pride at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

John and Helen Martin from North Nowra walk the Relay For Life with pride at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

Alana Maihi from Sussex Inlet, Bradley Sawyers from Falls Creek and James Pellizzon from Wollongong put on the Relay For Life shirts and are walking their laps to raise money for the Cancer Council at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.

Alana Maihi from Sussex Inlet, Bradley Sawyers from Falls Creek and James Pellizzon from Wollongong put on the Relay For Life shirts and are walking their laps to raise money for the Cancer Council at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre on Saturday.