Relay Your Way - Host a Mini Relay For Life
Get creative and host your own Mini Relay in your local community or at your school. If hosting within your school, each year level could walk a lap of the oval or invite surrounding schools to compete against the highest number of laps and fundraise.
By hosting a Mini Relay, you can help Cancer Council Queensland raise vital funds for our research, prevention, and support services - getting us a step closer to our vision of a cancer free future.
Find out more information by contacting our friendly Fundraising Support team on 1300 65 65 85 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Here are some of our favourite fundraising and event tips!
- Have a Dress Purple Day and ask for a gold coin donation in conjunction with your Mini Relay.
- Organise a raffle and put a call out to your connections to donate prizes. Participants can then sell tickets.
- Host a BBQ, bake sale or morning tea, along with your Mini Relay.
- Promote the Mini Relay by using our fundraising posters and display around your local community or school.
- Use a local organisations or your school’s sporting equipment to create obstacles throughout the track.
- Line the Relay track with handmade candle bags by using our candle bag template.
- Create a team baton to use at the event by using the baton template.
- Ask your participants to create and decorate their own box car to travel around the track in.
- Create a HOPE sign or banner to be displayed at your Relay.
- Ask everyone to dress head to toe in purple and host a best dressed competition.
- Get SunSmart with Sid, download our SunSmart resources and educate your students on the importance of prevention.
To download any of the resources mentioned above, click here.
The benefits of getting your school involved in Relay For Life
Health and PE with a twist
As Relay is an endurance event where teams are required to keep the baton moving around the track, it provides an opportunity for schools to set their students a fitness-based challenge in Health/PE classes. Because the event is in support of Cancer Council and people in the community impacted by cancer, this also presents an opportunity for teachers to link the event with topics they may already be teaching around cancer, prevention and health in general.
- Provides a unique opportunity for the development of key skills, including leadership, corporate responsibility, teamwork, innovation, advocacy and banking, while also building confidence and relationships with peers.
- Offers a fun and active way to promote and educate youth on healthy living and how to reduce the risk of cancer.
- Promotes the importance of Cancer Council Queensland’s ongoing work in cancer prevention, support and research to the leaders of tomorrow.
- Champions diversity and cultivates inclusivity.
- Provides strong leadership opportunities for students, who can sign up to be team captains.
- Values a commitment to the health and wellbeing of others.
- Unites your school community in support of a singular goal.
- Allows your school community to really make a difference in the fight against cancer within the local community.
- Shows support for all those impacted by cancer, particularly those within your close-knit school community.
- Promotes teamwork, collaboration and cohesiveness within your school community.
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