HAPPY TO HELP: Jess Collett, Sally Fooks and Heidi Baker at the South Burnett Relay For Life 2019.
HAPPY TO HELP: Jess Collett, Sally Fooks and Heidi Baker at the South Burnett Relay For Life 2019. Claudia Williams

Team proud to serve at South Burnett Relay For Life

WHEN participants of the South Burnett Relay For Life needed a bite to eat or a drink of water the Rapid Relief Team were on hand to help them on their quest raise funds or cancer research, prevention, and support services.

It was the fifth consecutive year the team have supported the event which celebrates those who have survived cancer and provides a time to honour and remember loved ones lost.

Volunteers served those took part in the survivors and carers lap with a well-deserved afternoon tea.

Lloyd Grimshaw from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church said Christian values were what motivated volunteers to lend a hand for the Cancer Council.

"This is an important event, one we regard very highly where the community bands together in support of one another to remember those lost and those who are still fighting,” Mr Grimshaw said.

"By the size and scale of these events it is clear that cancer does not discriminate and that it affects families right across Australia and it is very moving how tragedy can bring communities together.

Mr Grimshaw said it was always an honour for the team to be part of such a unique event that demonstrates the strength of the community.

"We came to Kingaroy to cheer for our relay runners, give them a good feed and support a worthy cause and we are pleased to have done that and hope our contribution helps in some small way,” he said.

"As Christians, it is part of who we are to help those who need it and we are happy to have done that in Kingaroy.”