GRAND OPENING: Stephanie Kay and Allan Tree proudly walk out the front of Saturday's Relay.
GRAND OPENING: Stephanie Kay and Allan Tree proudly walk out the front of Saturday's Relay. Blake Antrobus

Roma Relay for Life turns 10 in birthday bash

ROMA'S 10th Relay for Life kicked off to a flying start on Saturday, uniting a community against cancer.

An estimated 350 people participated in the rally, which included participants from the broader Maranoa region, divided into 32 relay teams.

The 2015 Faces of Relay Stephanie Kay and Allan Tree opened with a thanks for the efforts involved in putting the event together.

"We would like to thank everyone who helped out with organising this event," they said.

"Without your generous contribution, this would never have been possible."

The birthday cake of the event was then cut by Ree Loom and Thelma Lingard.

Costumes were a prominent feature during the relay, with the participants' garbs ranging from the hilarious to the downright outrageous.

Superheroes, villains and company mascots were a common staple amongst the crowds.

In commemoration for the 10th year of its running, the birthday cake was shared with all participants in the Relay.

There were plenty of activities over the course of the two days, with a yoga interest class organised by senior members of the Relay.

Kids were kept entertained by a jumping castle and a range of stores and games.

At 7.30pm the event took time out with a candlelight vigil to honour the memories of those lost to cancer.

An estimated $32,386.58 was raised so far from the donations, with the money going towards cancer research and support for carers.

Team WIGGAS raised the most money out of all the teams, with an estimated $8045.


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