Border Relay for Life 2014 all set to kick off

Border Relay for Life chairman Carl Friedlieb, Commercial Club Albury general manager Jeff Duck and Alessi Renault director Tony Alessi, who donated the car for the raffle. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

Border Relay for Life chairman Carl Friedlieb, Commercial Club Albury general manager Jeff Duck and Alessi Renault director Tony Alessi, who donated the car for the raffle. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

LACE up your shoes and get your teams together in preparation for today’s launch of this year’s Border Relay for Life.

The relay has become the second most successful event of its kind in Australia after it raised $460,000 last year for the NSW Cancer Council.

Border Relay for Life chairman Carl Friedlieb said he hoped to maintain that position for another year.

This year the first prize at the relay’s major fund-raising raffle will be a new 2013 Renault Clio Authentique car, valued at almost $20,000.

“We hope it will encourage people to buy tickets and raise similar funds to the past few years,” Mr Friedlieb said.

“We are realistic and hope to get $400,000 this year.”

Other prizes include a Tint a Car Wodonga package, a gold class movie experience and a Scenic Connoisseurs travel package.

Teams can sign up for the relay today in Albury on Dean Street, opposite the Terry White chemist, or at Wodonga Safeway on Elgin Boulevard between 9.30am and 2pm.

A meeting will be held for new and experienced participants on Tuesday at the Commercial Club from 7pm.

Raffle tickets are available for collection from Tint a Car Wodonga and Drummond Real Estate in Albury.

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