The event at the Surf Coast Shire’s recreational precinct at North Torquay capped off a year of fundraising efforts by the 18 teams taking part.
Organising committee chairman Darrel Brewin said the tally for the 24-hour rally was $44,922, with more than $10,000 expected to be added as teams settle their fundraising efforts in the next few weeks.
“We wanted to raise $26,000 to reach our target of $200,000 over the three annual relay events at Torquay. Congratulations to everyone involved for this great result and for their commitment to the cause of supporting Cancer Council Victoria’s efforts to support people dealing with cancer, raising awareness and finding a cure.”
Torquay’s Activities For Life group, with more than $6,000, took the award for the highest fundraising team. The Spirit of Relay Award, for the person or organisation which stands out from the pack for reasons other than fundraising during the year, was presented to Martin Duke on behalf of the Torquay Scouts Group. The best team baton award went to the Surf Coast Secondary College team.