Laura Babington, Erin Davis and Pauline Pickering get into the Relay for Life spirit with Mark Brunt, Russell Brodrick, Dale Brodrick and Val Timms.
Laura Babington, Erin Davis and Pauline Pickering get into the Relay for Life spirit with Mark Brunt, Russell Brodrick, Dale Brodrick and Val Timms. Katie Cameron

Umbrella opens up generosity

AN umbrella of honour inscribed with names will be the baton for the Globe Crunchers accountants, who are getting ready for Warwick's Relay for Life.

Globe accounting has put together a relay team, and accountant Laura Babington said they were excited for their first-ever community fundraiser.

"A lot of our friends, family and clients have been affected by cancer," she said.

"This is a chance to give something back to the community."

True to the Relay for Life guidelines, the Globe Crunchers have their own unique banner to carry around the field for the 18-hour event.

After a brainstorming session, they decided to carry a Globe umbrella as their baton.

"The umbrella will have the names of cancer survivors as well as people who have passed away," Laura said. "We will carry the memories with us."

Accountant Pauline Pickering said her friend who passed away from cancer only aged 52, was her motivation.

"She always said get up, frock up and front up," Pauline said.

"It's my inspiration."

With preparation starting about a month ago, Globe accounting has built their relay team with support from staff, plus friends and family members.

For Laura, she is participating for her aunty who has just gone through radiation treatment.

"It pushes you along to help," she said

"It really is a great cause."

Globe Accounting will be running numerous fundraisers in the lead-up to the relay, including a multi-draw raffle and an afternoon tea.

The afternoon tea will be held at Cafe Jacqui's on Sunday, September 1 from 2pm.

It is $20 per person which includes food and lucky door prizes donated by local businesses.

All proceeds will go to the Cancer Council Queensland.

Call Laura on 0437 344 066 for more details or if you would like to dedicate someone's name for the umbrella baton.



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