Port Lincoln Relay for Life in jeopardy

Participants at the 2016 Relay for Life held in Port Lincoln.

Participants at the 2016 Relay for Life held in Port Lincoln.

The future of the biennial Relay for Life held in Port Lincoln could be in jeopardy if new committee members are not found.

The leadership committee is looking for people to help organise the 2018 after a successful 2016 event, which raised more than $90,000.

Event chairperson Michelle Power has been trying to retire from her position – as she has been working with the event since it began in Port Lincoln in 2007 – and said she did not want to focus on the negative but the reality was the event could be in jeopardy if a workable committee was not formed. 

We’re only 12 months out and really need to get a committee formed and someone else to take over the reins. - Michelle Power

“We’re only 12 months out and really need to get a committee formed and someone else to take over the reins.”

The next event is expected to be held in October 2018 and Ms Power said the committee needed to recruit six to eight new volunteers to secure the event’s future. 

A Relay for Life information night will be held on Monday, September 25 at the Port Lincoln Hotel from 5.30pm.

“It is an information evening and people that turn up don’t have to be on the committee – they might be there putting in a team or just curious – but we’d welcome everyone with open arms.”

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