Hundreds of community members hit the pavement with a musical theme for the 2019 Bundaberg Relay for Life in support of those affected by cancer.
Patron Trish Mears said it was a fantastic effort from everyone involved and it was an incredible turn-out.
“It’s just an amazing community event,” Trish said.
As patron Trish said her role was to spread the word throughout the community but with support every year from people in the Bundaberg Region she said it didn’t take much to have businesses, schools and groups involved.
The 18-hour walk kicked off at 2pm, with participants walking through the cool of night to support loved ones.
“There is some great entertainment throughout the event including tomorrow morning when the Pub Choir will perform,” Trish said.
Schools including St Luke’s Anglican School, Gin Gin State High School, Bundaberg Christian College and Shalom College had students doing laps in style as they supported one another lap after lap.
Council takes on Alice in Wonderland
The Mad Hatter, The March Hare and favourites Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee could be spotted gallivanting around the circuit as part of the Bundaberg Regional Council team.
The 16-strong group made a massive effort to go all out in their Alice in Wonderland costumes, donning wigs and make-up as part of their ensemble.
Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey praised the group as well as all of those involved in Relay for Life.
“I want to congratulate everyone here today for this tremendous effort,” he said.
“We are all here for different reasons but together it is about ensuring that we unite as a community and show support for the survivors of cancer and their carers.
“We want to assist those people so they know the community stands beside them in their time of need.”
The Relay for Life will continue into the night, with walkers pacing the track until 8am tomorrow.
Donations will be accepted at the grounds of the Recreational Precinct from members of the public.
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