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.