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Relay for Life on again


 by Kent Caddick

The Rolleston Relay for Life committee is putting the final touches to this year’s event which will be held at the Rolleston Rugby Club grounds over the weekend of February 22 and 23. Committee members Jenny Harkerss said through the relay, we celebrate the lives of cancer survivors and caregivers, remember loved ones we have lost, and empower people and communities to fight back against cancer. “Relay for Life is an inspiring community event for people of all ages and fitness levels. “At Relay, teams of 10 or more camp out overnight and take part in a walk/ run relay while enjoying a family-friendly atmosphere with entertainment, prizes and lots of fun. “Because it’s a team event, people taking part may come and go as they like, but it’s so much fun, you’ll find it hard to leave.”

Each year, more than 20,000 people take part in Relays across New Zealand. The Opening Ceremony for Rolleston’s Relay for Life will be held at 4pm on Saturday, February 22 with a celebration lap completed by cancer survivors and their carers. Members of the Ellesmere Highland Pipe Band will lead the lap with vintage and classic cars available for the survivors who are unable to complete the lap on their own. Following this the 12 plus teams will be introduced and complete their first lap together. During the rest of the relay, while at least one member of each team is on the track, people will be entertained

 Participants and supporters take part in the opening ceremony at last year’s Relay for Life

by an exciting line up of mostly local musical talent. “As the sun sets on Saturday evening there will be a special candlelight ceremony remembering loved ones who have lost their battle with cancer,” Ms

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 by Belinda Cullen-Reid

The de Vries family of Rolleston has combined its passion for Lego and gardening to raise money for the Weedon’s School Garden Club. The family has held a Lego display at their house which was open to the public with almost $630 raised for the club. With Lego models and displays by each family member, other garden club members and invited guests, an impressive and diverse array of Lego was on display. Rachel de Vries leads  Weedons School Garden Club member and Lego enthusiast the garden club which her George Bell (7) shows off his Lego train set children Amelia and Ryan are both part of. The club meet at de Vries said. The school also wants school lunch times. to fence the garden area, decorate “We have four raised garden beds it with pavers, build an area to catch at present. We have lots of kids in the rainwater and expand the compost club so we need more garden beds,” Ms making area. 



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The Record, February 12 2014  

10,500 copies distributed weekly to Rolleston, West Melton, Darfield and districts

The Record, February 12 2014  

10,500 copies distributed weekly to Rolleston, West Melton, Darfield and districts