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Dalby volunteers take out ‘best in state’ tag

TOP EFFORT: The Dalby branch of the Cancer Council Queensland has been named the best in the state.
TOP EFFORT: The Dalby branch of the Cancer Council Queensland has been named the best in the state. Cancer Council Queensland

DALBY'S Cancer Council Queensland volunteers have been named the most dedicated in Queensland.

A huge fundraising year has seen the branch named state champion of the CancerFREE Challenge in a Brisbane ceremony last week.

A year of bed-pushing, morning teas and daffodils has resulted in a fundraising total of about $116,000.

Branch member Barb Handley said she was very proud of the team's efforts during the year.

"We're all stoked and really appreciative of the town and district," she said.

"They have been so supportive. Without the district being so supportive, we couldn't have raised this money."

September's Relay For Life was the biggest fundraising event for the branch, with more than $62,000 raised.

The volunteers were awarded $1000 for their efforts, which Mrs Handley said would go straight back into the fundraising pool for 2014.

Hope ambassador Kathy Sankey was named Rookie of the Region for south-west Queensland during an awards ceremony last month.

Mrs Sankey was chosen due to her contribution during the CancerFREE challenge after she raised more than $6500 with various fundraising days throughout the year.

The CancerFREE challenge started in March.

Cancer Council Queensland regional fundraising co-ordinator Susan Hickey said South West Queensland's hope ambassadors and local challenge winners were an inspiration.

CancerFREE Challenge entrants collectively raised more than $2 million.

The Dalby branch will kick off its major fundraising efforts for 2014 with the Biggest Morning Tea in May.

Topics:  cancer council queensland dalby


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