***UPDATE 2012 - RELAY FOR LIFE NEWS***
WALKING RIGHT BACK INTO OUR LIVES AGAIN!
***IT’S ALL SO EXCITING***
Ask Marianna https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=568850535 & Hayley all about it!
Looking forward in hearing from you all again, and we will keep you posted on plans for this year.
PREVIOUS NEWS …
WITH YOUR SUPPORT, WE DID IT!!
© copyright marianna churchward (writer on give-a-little page)
Thank you so much to you, our wonderful support crew! As you can see together we raised over $2,700! This was far beyond our expectation and we are just absolutely thrilled. Relay for Life has international appeal - we received donations from as far away as Germany and Australia !
The day was amazing … the wet weather did not deter us from continuing our mission. Not even a flooded tent could dampen our spirits or that of the other participants on the day.
Our Acknowledgement/Memory board was one of the first things we put up outside our tent. Our two survivors, Karlos and Hayley, joined other survivors/carers behind the Banner of Hope and walked a lap of honour to open the track. The atmosphere was upbeat and full of life and along with other friends and families, we radiated with pride at watching our loved ones who fought back against cancer. The Zumba class was enjoyed by all our team - photos on Facebook! The Candlelight Ceremony was certainly the most emotional time - we watched as many families brought their decorated bags; we read many of the bags as others read ours.
We received loads of visitors - some had joined the walkers for a couple of laps; some had brought us coffees, muffins, sandwiches (delicious too); and good cheer!
We had fantastic neighbours - RaboBank on one side, St Johns on the other - who could ask for more. We shared the bbq with RaboBank (it helps to know the Team Captain - Karlos!) and they helped us shelter our gear and 10 or so or our walkers while our tent was being dried out! Big cheers to RaboBank and to the three brave women who spent three hours mopping, hanging, drying.
As previously mentioned, we received loads of messages of support - thank you so much everyone … WE REALLY APPRECIATED YOUR SUPPORT - IT KEPT US GOING, PARTICULARLY OUR 11PM-6AM CORE GROUP.
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Less than 24 hours now!
Thank you so much for all your encouraging comments on this page! As a team we will draw from these messages and stand strong as we embark on the first lap and continue to the last. We will remember them during the more trying shifts the 11pm - 5am !!
We have loved the stories you have sent us or shared with us - some inspirational and some very moving; some from personal experience and some from observations; these stories (and of course all your support) we will take with us on the track to keep us motivated.
We feel incredibly proud to hand over your donations to Cancer Society, and you should feel proud too !! We are bursting with excitement … we endeavour to post the Relay for Life photos of Facebook on Sunday …
Finally, thanks for all your positive vibes and upbeat buzz … and as Ellen DeGeneres so famously articulates … ”BACK ATCHA” !! xx
Thank you to those who donated
WOW … this is just fantastic … you guys have given over $1500 in the last 24 hours … UN-BE-LI-EV-ABLE …
Give a Little website show the latest 20 donations only, so I will update all the people who have donated here:
Thank you everyone, thank you so much for your generosity.
- Mike Mem
- Vivienne Parminter
- Angela McQuinlan
- Des Landes Family
- Karen Pinnell
- Fran Jacobs
- Nigel, Vailima, Alan and Tino Hughes
- Roseanne Holmes
- Jo, Jonathan, Shivani and Talikha Pereira
- Suzanne and Natasha Millar
- HSRC - Koha
- Hine Kahu
- Sue Buckley
- Westlake Boys School - Hamish Cooper
- Steph Efstratiou
- Alena Vunivesilevu
- Nicole Hyland
- Karen Tickner
- Barker Family
- Waimarino Kahu-Grace
- Jodie Hayes
- Lanuola & Suaree
- Torina Lyne & Family
- Paul Cooper
- Hamish Cooper
- Emma Cooper
- Cooper Family
- Arlene, Terry, Nick & Lauren Collins
- Philippa Nicolle
- Joe, Lis, Luke and Sophie Churchward
- Susannah Borich
- Mike, Marianna & Isabella Churchward Woods
- R. Churchward
- Glen Rhodes
- Ian & Sally Burns & Family
- Charlie & George Symons
- Loose change at 516 Evans Bay
- Margaret and John Woods
- Robinson Family
- Ollie McGrory
- Zonneveld Family
- Mili Burnette
- Madeleine Sefton
WHAT? WE HAVE DOUBLED OUR GOAL?
Wow, we have not only excceded our goal, WE HAVE DOUBLED IT …. to say you rock out there is a total understatement!! Since last night you gave well over $1,000 to Cancer Society … UN - BE - LI - VA - BLE !!
YOU ARE AWESOME!!
We are so blown away by the amazing generosity of so many of you … in the last 12 hours the total has ballooned by a massive $600.00. Please know your donations to Cancer Society will help the sustainability of the organisation which in turn will support so many families affected by cancer. To you donors and fundraisers, you absolutely rock!
Speaking of fundraisers - while I do not want to single out any one fundraiser as I think everyone has done an incredible job, I feel it is necessary to highlight one young lady who has done particularly well.
Over the last week, yes folks, only in the last week, Emma Cooper (first cousin to Hayley and Karlos) has raised $168.60 which she collected from around her neighbourhood!!! Emma is only 11 years old and went out fundraising the day she received her official donation sheet. Well done Em, and the Cooper clan for your incredible fundraising efforts. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
PLEASE KNOW, WE APPRECIATE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU WHO HAVE GIVEN AND/OR WHO WILL BE PARTICIPATING … THANK YOU.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” - Muhammad Ali.
© copyright maricia churchward - this posting & photos
We are on a mission with the Churchward AIGA:
Karlos (nephew) & Hayley (daughter) are alive and well, and will be walking for their lives!
You are all welcome to join this awesome cause by ‘giving a little’ or joining ‘Relay for Life’ walk. You may already have been touched with people in your lives some way or another!
Shedule: Saturday 26th March 2011.
Click onto the link below. Let us know if you wish to support us. Otherwise, good comments and support are warmly welcomed from our family and team!
RELAY FOR LIFE MOVING TO AN EXCITING PHASE!!!
RELAY FOR LIFE MOVING ON
Full name: Churchward Aiga Group
Location: Wellington, NZ
Not long now before we start Relay for Life - 26 March 2011.
There’s excitement in the air particularly as we have started gathering our supplies for the day … suprising how exciting it is choosing a tarpaulin !! Thanks to family and friends, we have managed to gather what we need for our tent - mini bbq, airbeds, tables, torches. We have splashed out on some cans of V (very limited stock) for our 11pm-5am walkers !!
Our team sashes have arrived and they look fantastic. We have a full team meeting on Sunday morning to go through several details including a last minute fundraising nudge !!
Thanks to the team members for spreading the word to support Cancer Society, especially our Hayley who has worked tirelessly on making sure this goes ahead with minimal hiccups!
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO WANNA DONATE FOR SEVERAL OPTIONS OF DONATING/SUPPORTING OUR CAUSE.
Cheers to our team!
Cheers to our Relay for Life team so far, who have commited to participating in the walk. And for all your work fundraising. Continue the great work: Hayley, Karlos, Marshall, Abbey, Niks, Marianna, Mike, Isabella, Maricia, Lorina, Paul, Emily, Megan, James, Hamish, Emma, Jonas, Karen, Jodie, Fale, Nicole, Tino, Makere, Steph, Mariya, Alena, Rachael, Roseanne, Susannah, Heaven-Leigh, Irene, Uriah, Tharaen, Ana.
And big thumbs up to our donors so far … and for all of you who have called us with your support.
LOOK OUT FOR NEW PHOTOS TO BE POSTED!
26th March 2011
Cancer Society of Wellington has been, and continues to be an incredible source of support for many Wellington families. During the years we have been supported by the organisation particularly for our Hayley and Karlos; as well as other members of our family. We support Cancer Society by participating in the 2011 Relay for Life. We have 23 in our team. A small yet significant way to give back and help keep the Society running.
There are several ways you can donate:
1. Give a Little website:
2. Bank account:
ASB account: 12-3140-0318081-50
Your name in the Reference column.
It will show up at Give a Litte 24 hours after you have donated.
3. Deposit slip: Email email@example.com.
4. Cash donation directly to any of us.
Photo tribute: Along with your donation, you can send a photo of your loved one to be included on the Cancer Society Hope and Rememberance slideshow or our photo tribute board which will be placed outside of our tent during the entire event.
For loads of information ask one of our team members or go to : http://www.relayforlife.org.nz/event/eventlocationright=Wellington&todo=region
Thank you, thank you, thank you …xx
PS: All donations over $5 are tax deductible
© copyright Isabella (writer)
Hi my name is Isabella and I’m going to be bloging once every 2 week. There are 2 people in my family that have had cancer my brother and my cousin. My cousin had cancer when she was little they used to call her “little surviver” she was only 4 years old (cutie). My brothers cancer was only just recently it was a sad time for both cancers. That’s why I’m “fighting back to give back” I would like to give back to cancer society for what they have done I think it is a miracle. That is all for now see you in two weeks time. :)
Have a nice week everyone!!!!!!!!!
Update for 28/02/2011
© copyright marianna churchward
Hey, thanks for visiting the Churchward Aiga ‘give a little’ website page. We hope to post photos, videos and blogs recording our progress towards our $1,000 fundraising efforts. As a family this is the first year we are participating in Relay for Life but hope this will be an ongoing annual event for us.
In our immediate family we have three survivors of cancer, which every day we are ever so grateful to have them in our lives . Although we have, sadly, lost some members of our extended family and friends to cancer, we have so many who are survivors. Over the years we have drawn support and information from the Cancer Society in Wellington. We are so appreciative for their help, for their support and for their varied services they offer.
Please support us to give back to the Society that gives so much. Thanks loads. Look out for new blogs and photos
All our love and support to the people of Christchurch xx
© copyright maricia churchward, postings and including the photo’s.
It’s all getting very exciting! WE ARE ON A ROLL FOR RELAY 4 LIFE … and will be shaking our buckets with a warm :) ! Click to our page for more details.