A BALLARAT-based freight company has shown its community spirit, coming to the aid of Relay For Life volunteer organisers who had been left without a truck for this weekend’s Cancer Council fundraiser.
Spirited Freights, has donated a flat-back truck to the event which will be used to house a DJ booth and musical and lighting equipment throughout the relay which will be held on Saturday and Sunday.
Ballarat Relay For Life coordinator Lacie Ryan said Spirited Freights got in touch with organisers late on Sunday night after seeing an article on The Courier’s Facebook page about the need for a truck after another business pulled out of the event just last week.
“We are so appreciative and can not thank them enough,” Ms Ryan said.
“Spirited Freights came to our rescue at the last minute and we plan to do them proud by raising so much money for the Cancer Council and also have fun while doing it.
“To our Relay community, without you all where would we be? We put a call out and you all got behind us and we can not thank you enough.
“Together we are going to make this year our best Relay ever.”
Spirited Freights has also provided trucks for other events around the Ballarat region, most recently the Rockabilly Beats Festival held earlier this month.
The part owner said he was moved to help support an event like Relay For Life.
“It’s just what you do as part of a community,” he said.
“We’re very proud to be able to help out such a terrific fundraising event and to support them in any way we can.”
The annual Relay For Life will be held from 3.45pm this Saturday and conclude at 10am on Sunday at Llanberris Reserve, York Street.
Already 28 teams, consisting of almost 300 people have registered to be part of the event and have already raised more than $30,000 for the Cancer Council.
Teams are welcome to register on the day.
Organisers hope to raise more than $80,000 all up for the Cancer Council.
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