Relay walks on despite the rain
COFFS Harbour's Relay for Life is gathering an added reputation as a drought breaker, as drenching rains once again made for challenging conditions at the weekend.
Last year a torrential downpour forced the relay to go undercover at the Jetty Village but at the weekend it merely added to the resolve of organisers and participants to have a great time.
Fiona Foulkes from the Cancer Council said the attitude of the 700 people who took part in the event made it a memorable fundraiser.
"We had the full complement of 68 teams turn up and, while it was muddy underfoot, no one seemed to care," Ms Foulkes said.
"They just seemed more determined to raise money for research and awareness in the wider community about the impact of cancer on our community."
Ms Foulkes said it is anticipated the 2014 Relay for Life will add about $100,000 to the Cancer Council's coffers.