Mercy Hospital staff have shown outstanding support for the Cancer Society's 2020 Relay for Life, with over $5,000 raised for the cause.
Staff across all departments came up with novel ways to raise money, including a ‘guess how many lollies are in the jar’ competition and beautiful hand made bird feeders from vintage tea cups and saucers. Also popular were various raffles and an impressive bake sale.
Fundraising efforts, including Relay for Life registrations, raised $2,636.70 and this was matched dollar for dollar by the Mercy Charitable Outreach, resulting in an impressive $5,273.40 donation to the Cancer Society.
The cause is personal for many staff members, a chance to remember loved ones who have passed away from cancer, or honour those who are living with a cancer diagnosis.
Twenty Mercy Hospital staff were registered to participate in a 24 continuous hour relay at the Caledonian at the end of March, which unfortunately was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.