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Hills Relay For Life By Bev Jordan


More than 220 guests attended the launch night for the Hills Relay For Life hosted by Event Cinemas, Castle Hill last month. It was a chance to thank sponsors and team captains for making the annual charity event such a success with a free screening of the Australian classic Storm boy thanks to Sony Pictures.

The last 17 Hills Relay For Life events have raised over $4 million for Cancer Council support programs and cancer research. Awards were presented to Purple Sponsors, Castle Towers, Event Cinemas Castle Hill and Castle Hill RSL plus International Productions which films the highlights video every year and Crestwood High School which won the highest fundraiser award. Hills Relay For Life Patron, Hills Shire Mayor Michelle Byrne thanked everyone for the effort they went to to make the community event such a success.

Guests included State Minsters, Ray Williams and David Elliott plus Hills Shire Councillors, Ryan Tracey, Reena Jethi and Frank De Masi. Community Spirit Awards were presented to Maureen Cartledge from the Castle Hill Players, Zoe Graham from the Hills Relay Ball committee and Ruth Didsbury who organised the Christmas wrap at Castle Towers and volunteered every day.

The 2019 Hills Relay For Life will be at Castle Hill Showground, starting at 9.30am on Saturday, May 18. Registration is $30 which includes a purple Relay For Life shirt. All funds raised go to cancer research and support programs.

For details, or to register a team visit cancer council.org. au/hillsrelay or visit the Hills Relay For Life Facebook page search