Some of the walkers on the final lap of Relay for Life in Warwick.
Some of the walkers on the final lap of Relay for Life in Warwick. Gerard Walsh

Rose City reflects on Relay

WARWICK residents rarely shy away from helping out a good cause and the Southern Downs Relay for Life is a shining example of community spirit in the Rose City.

The annual event has had participants walk through the night to support community members touched by cancer, raising more than $138,000 for Cancer Council in 2014.

Volunteers and businesses transform the Rose City in the lead up, helping to promote the cause by painting the town purple.

Some of the more eager participants have even dyed their hair in the lead up to the event.

Many local musicians have taken to the stage to entertain the crowds as they walk through the afternoon, while Warwick businesses have been quick to cater for hungry walkers.

Survivors and carers are honoured for their bravery through the cancer battle at a special afternoon tea while the touching candlelight vigil has remembered those lost to the disease.

Southern Downs Regional Councillors have been huge supporters of the event and will help the event take place in Stanthorpe next year.

The Daily News looks forward to covering the Relay for Life when it returns to the Rose City in 2017.



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