VENUE: Amanda Cooper at Poole Oval, the site of this year’s Relay For Life in Port Lincoln.
THE Port Lincoln Relay for Life has taken another step towards being ready for the 2016 event after finalising this year’s relay venue.
The Relay for Life Port Lincoln Committee have announced Poole Oval will host the 2016 event.
Past events had been held at Ravendale Oval.
Committee secretary and compliance coordinator Amanda Cooper said the venue was finalised last Monday after communication with Boston Football Club.
“We were really excited when they said they could help us by having it here,” she said.
Things are starting to fall into place for the Port Lincoln event which takes place on October 22 and 23.
More than 40 participants in13 teams, one of the most recent additions being a team from the Port Lincoln Youth Advisory Committee.
The committee is hoping to meet its target of between 15 to 20 teams taking part.
Miss Cooper said despite some hiccups at the start things were coming together.
“The biggest thing was securing the venue so we could have somewhere for it to run,” she said.
The focus for the committee is now on gathering survivors and carers together for the event’s Survivor and Carer Walk.
Cancer survivors and carers are invited to register on the day to do a lap around the oval at 2pm followed by afternoon tea.
Miss Cooper said survivors andcarers can register on the day.
Entertainment for the event is also yet to be finalised.
Meanwhile the committee is hoping to see more fundraising from teams in the next few weeks.
Nearly $600has been raised so far with the target set at $42,000.
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