Credit union lends support to relay

Orange Credit Union staff may not have their running shoes on but these girls are ready and set to take part in their third Relay for Life fundraiser.
The countdown to Orange’s Relay for Life is on and tonight’s information night is hoped to attract even more teams to sign up.
Team expo night at Waratah Sports Club is an opportunity to find out more information about the event and getting together a team.
The workmates from Orange Credit Union said it is a great way to give back and they are among 60 teams already signed up for the annual fundraiser.
Team leader Michelle Johnson said they are looking forward to the event.
“We do it as part of our sustainability program, it’s our social event where we give back to the community,” she said.
“It’s a bit of a community outlet and the credit union pays for staff and family to take part.
“It’s a good walk and you get to talk to other staff you mightn’t talk to through the week.”
The team raised $1700 for last year’s event and is hoping to crack $2000 this year.
This year’s target for the Orange and District Relay for Life is $170,00, just up from last year’s target of $165,000.
Cancer Council western region office community relations co-ordinator Camilla Barlow said they are on track to achieve their target to attract 100 teams for this year’s event.
Early bird registrations remain open to anyone who registers or joins a team before Saturday  with a Digitech hi fi music centre valued at $200 up for grabs. 
Registration is $15 for early birds, or $20 from then on.
The Orange and District Relay for Life takes place on the weekend of March 8 and 9 at Waratah Sportsground.

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