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City s effort gets State s respect
City's effort gets State's respect

Organisers of the 2012 Goldfields Relay for Life did not expect to get close to the results of last year’s inaugural event.

After the record-breaking $264,000 raised at the 2011 relay, vice-chairwoman Marianne Cope said the committee had set a target of $180,000.

She said they were blown away by the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community spirit that resulted in this year’s relay raising $266,000 for the Cancer Council of WA.

“We didn’t think we’d come anywhere close to last year’s total,” she said.

“Then, about a month out, we passed our $180,000 target.

“It was phenomenal. We were just thinking, ‘when is this going to stop?’.”

Ms Cope was in Perth recently to accept a nomination on behalf of the committee at the Regional Achievement and Community Awards.