Cow capers for cancer

Left to right: Doug Passmore, Annette Kito, Danica Bischell, Joyce Gallaghan, Joanna Bruin, Suzy Taylor in the onesies they will wear during Relay for Life

Don’t be alarmed if you see Dargaville Vets in ‘cow’ costumes around town, as they prepare to participate in the Relay For Life on April 1 in Whangarei.

Walking for 12 hours isn’t for the faint-hearted so the vets have put together a team of 12 who will dress up for the event which raises funds for the Cancer Society.

Held at the Trigg Athletics Arena, Relay For Life aims to celebrate cancer survivors, carers, and loved ones lost to cancer.

Veterinarian Joanna Buin said they decided to sign up a team a few months back and have been raising money since. 

So far they have raised $1,300 by running a bake and avocado sale and hope to reach their target of $2,000 before the relay.

“We are looking forward to the satisfaction of completing the relay, it’s for such a good cause it will be really rewarding. There will also be prizes for teams dressed up and for making a creative relay baton,” said Joanna. 

The team will each do an hour stint throughout the night and organisers will make sure it’s a fun experience by including activities such as performing the ‘macarena’ for a lap.

To assist with reaching the final amount they will be outside the Dargaville Warehouse with a sausage sizzle on Saturday, March 25 from 10am–2pm.


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