Boolarra Stompers – Relay for Life – Sep. 2011

Well, another year going so fast.  We have had a couple of fundraisers so far and doing fine. We had the Big Boolarra Brecky at the Pub July 10th and with donations and raffles etc we made a total of $523.00.  Then on August 6th we held a Pizza and Movie night at the Boolarra Football Club Social room. Aiming to make it a family night it was great to see the young families come along and we also welcomed the team members from Traralgon. Great Pizzas from Glendonald Pizza and plenty of sweet things brought along by each family.  I’m sure no-one went away hungry. (I know I ate too much). We came out with $469.00 after all expenses were subtracted. Our banking total is slowly growing.

Our next venture will be a Pie Run. All in the process now – the order lists has already gone out, orders are coming in and delivery will be 21st September 2011 between 2.00 pm and 6.00 pm at the Memorial Hall – just in time for the next school holidays.

So far our team has 28 registered members and that’s great. But there is always room for more as we found out last year with 48 members and once the Latrobe Valley Bus Lines came on board we grew to over 60.  With their help we raised over $6,000.00 for Cancer Research and that’s fabulous from such a small community. Our Trophy, presented for the ‘Spirit of the Relay’, is still on show at the Post Office. We can be very proud of that.

We have a few other ideas for our fundraising effort which will be happening over the next few months, so come along, participate, and have a great time.

The Relay is actually November 19th & 20th at the Gaskin Park sports ground in Churchill. Remember last year, it was the worst day to be outside, rain coming down in buckets, & wind that blew some of the tents down, which forced organisers to cancel at around 12.30 am on the Sunday morning.  But did the Stompers lie down in defeat?  Oh no, not us.  You could look around the oval at 2.30 or 4.30 am and still see a couple of dedicated Stompers walking around the outside of the oval. When dawn broke – there we were, still arriving to do our bit because that’s the time we were rostered on, so that’s the time we were walking! When the younger members of the team, Rachel, Georgia and Alex woke up at around 7.00 am, all they wanted was our boot to carry around and off they went doing laps. It was an amazing effort considering the conditions and that’s why we got that award.

This year we are looking for some sun. Not hot but nice warm sun and no rain.

The times have been changed to keep everyone out of the “sun”, 4.00 pm Saturday thru to 10.00 am on Sunday morning.

WHO ARE WE?  WE ARE THE BOOLARRA STOMPERS!
WHAT DO WE DO?  WE STOMP AROUND OVALS FOR CANCER RESEARCH!
WHEN DO WE DO IT?  NOVEMBER 19TH & 20TH.  YEEEEHHHH.

See you soon,
Gwenda Pither,
Team Captain for the Boolarra Stompers.

 

BOOLARRA STOMPERS – RELAY FOR LIFE

FUNDRAISER – 5 cent Drive

 Continuing on our Fundraising efforts for the 2011 Relay for Life, funding Cancer research and support, we are on a mission to collect all the 5c pieces hiding in jars, cupboards, purses and pockets in and around Boolarra.  Please support us by donating all those pesky coins.  A collection box is on the counter at the Post Office.