Sunday, March 8, 2015

Teamwork and team building

Councillors walking the walk.
THE eight Derwent Valley councillors formed a team for the recent inaugural Relay for Life in New Norfolk, helping to add to the fundraising tally in a modest way. In the end, seven of us were able to take to the ground, with the mayor and deputy mayor putting in an incredible stint from the 2pm start until late into the night.

I'd also like to acknowledge two additional members of the team - former councillors Chris Lester and Wayne Shoobridge - who put in a big effort as part of the organising team and as participants. I learned something new about Wayne when he pulled out a guitar and took to the stage as an entertainer on the Saturday night.

Council was also represented by a team of staff members, the D'FAT team, and the Derwent Valley Sport and Recreation Centre. For the councillors it was a great example of teamwork and team-building, but for our community it was way to honour those who have been affected by cancer and to raise funds for cancer research.

Congratulations to all 16 teams that took part, raising nearly $20,000 so far. There were some incredible personal efforts and many stories of hope and courage shared over the course of the 20-hour event.

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