$11,000 to fight cancer



A CHARITY dedicated to saving the lives of children suffering cancer has benefited from this year's Speed on Tweed Festival in Murwillumbah after organisers yesterday handed over an $11,000 cheque.

Speed on Tweed co-ordinator Cath Donaldson and Murwillumbah Rotary Club president John Flower took to the streets of Murwillumbah to hand over the giant cardboard cheque to Childrens Cancer Institute of Australia representative Barry Clisdell.

Ms Donaldson said the funds had been raised during the festival through the sale of memorabilia commemorating the life of British motorcycling champion and Australian television motorsport commentator Barry Sheene, who lost his battle with cancer in March 2003 and by dedicating a portion of the overall funds raised during the weekend to the institute.

She said the efforts of all those who supported this year's event had helped raise awareness of the work of the cancer research institute.



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