Bowlers show Relay for Life barefoot bias

GET RELAY ROLLING: Cancer Council’s Sue-Ellen Hogan, Relay for Life committee members Sheri Ware, Don Murphy, Collette McLaren and children Reece and Hailey Ware are ready for the barefoot bowls Relay for Life launch. Photo: Gareth Gardner 080814GGD01

GET RELAY ROLLING: Cancer Council’s Sue-Ellen Hogan, Relay for Life committee members Sheri Ware, Don Murphy, Collette McLaren and children Reece and Hailey Ware are ready for the barefoot bowls Relay for Life launch. Photo: Gareth Gardner 080814GGD01

RELAY for Life preparations in Tamworth are on a roll with a barefoot bowling launch planned later this month.

South Tamworth Bowling Club will host the launch of the relay on August 31 from 10am.

There are more than 30 teams registered for the November 1 Relay for Life, but the committee is keen to welcome more.

Tamworth Relay For Life committee chairman Don Murphy said it was a great start.

“There are teams coming in and anyone can get involved,” he said.

“If they come along to the bowls day, we can join them up for relay.” 

Mr Murphy said the event was good for the city.

“So many people know of people with cancer and have family members with cancer and they get something out of the event as well,” he said.

The fundraising target is $115,000 this year and organisers are “very confident” they will reach that after raising $110,000 last year.

“Lots of teams come back every year,” Mr Murphy said.

Even if people don’t want to bowl, they can support the bowls day.

The competition is for teams of four, tickets are $20 per person with a sausage sandwich included as well as an afternoon of games and prizes.

Teams are invited to come dressed up in a theme of their choice, with prizes for best dressed, and bowls and training are available for free.

Tickets are available at the Cancer Council North West Office on Peel St, Tamworth.

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