Cessnock Relay For Life team ‘Whatever It Takes’ will hold a high tea fundraiser at Hunter Valley Gardens on Sunday, September 18.
Whatever It Takes is the team of this year’s Face of Relay, Sophie Stapleford – taken from her motto when she was going through brain cancer treatment last year.
The Cessnock woman was diagnosed with the large, aggressive tumour in March 2015.
Renowned neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo removed the tumour at Prince of Wales Hospital on May 18 that year, and gave Ms Stapleford the all-clear on July 21 (one year ago this Thursday).
The 22-year-old is now hoping to give back and help others in her role at the face of the 2016 Cessnock Relay For Life.
“I wish to inspire people with my story and my journey that they to can make it through the hard times, so others take part in charity events and help the community,” she said.
The major fundraising project of the 2016 Relay is a vehicle that will be used to transport cancer patients from the Cessnock area to their treatment appointments in Newcastle.
The high tea will run from 10am to 1pm. Tickets are $50 and includes bubbles on arrival, food, Gardens entry and live entertainment.
Call Anthony Burke on 0439 601 852 by Thursday, September 15 to book your tickets.
Cessnock Relay For Life will be held at Baddeley Park on October 15. For more information, visit www.cessnockrelay.com or call Clint Ekert on 0400 158 323.
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