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Selwood girls get in on relay act

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Selwood girls get in on relay act
Published 23 January 2017
The Cancer Council SA’s Relay For Life really is a family affair for Natasha and Rachel Selwood, of Angle Vale.

The Cancer Council SA’s Relay For Life really is a family affair for Natasha and Rachel Selwood, of Angle Vale. ^ Rachel (left) and Natasha Selwood are enjoying their bonding time as they fundraise for the Gawler Relay For Life. Photo: Rob McLean

Natasha Selwood and her daughter Rachel have been hard at work fundraising for the Gawler Relay For Life, but, most importantly, spending time together.

As part of the Raine & Horne- Schreiber relay team, Natasha said the time spent on the event has been made all the more fun by the mother-and-daughter-bonding time.

“I’m glad Rachel was interested in being part of it,” Natasha said.

“Being able to teach her about fundraising and ‘giving back’; that’s all been a big bonus.”

For her part, St Columba College student Rachel has also enjoyed spending time with her mum.

Apart from the family bonding, the pair also understands the importance of the funds they are raising.

The Relay For Life has a strong focus on providing support for rural and regional cancer sufferers, with the accommodation facility Greenhill Lodge among the benefactors.

“My dad, Mick, passed away from cancer almost 16 years ago,” Natasha said.

“I grew up in the country, in Peterborough, and I found out that the relay directs funds to Greenhill Lodge and paying for transport to the city and things like that.

“Those were things that benefited my dad and that made the Relay For Life’s contribution hit home a bit more – that we were giving something back to something that helped us.

“Ensuring those facilities continue for people like my dad to benefit from is really important to me.”

The Gawler Relay For Life is held on 8 and 9 April at Princes Park, Gawler.

There is still time to get a team together to raise funds and enjoy the fun activities that are part of the Relay For Life, check out the Gawler event’s Facebook page for more information.