Relay For Life 2024 will go down as an event to remember

What an extraordinary achievement! Relay For Life Nelson Tasman 2024, proudly brought to you by GJ Gardner Homes Nelson, stands as a testament to the incredible support we receive from our community. It will go down as an event to remember!

With 545 registered participants and 49 teams, Relay For Life Nelson Tasman 2024 was a monumental gathering, showcasing the unity and solidarity of our community in supporting those affected by cancer.

We have so many people to thank and acknowledge, but first and foremost, a massive shoutout to each of you who participated – our fabulous Relay For Lifers. You are absolutely amazing! Your unwavering enthusiasm made every moment of Relay unforgettable, and we are deeply grateful for your incredible contributions.

Your fundraising efforts have truly surpassed expectations! We smashed our $100k goal before the event even began, and thanks to your continued support throughout Relay, we’ve now soared past $205k!

Our Centre Manager, Michelle Hunt, pledged to shave her head if we hit $200k for the region! And she was true to her word and completed her head shave thanks to Dee from Beautify Hair by Dee at our offices.

Read Nelson Weekly article here >> Fundraised target locks in head shave vow

With Relay For Life in Nelson occurring only once every two years and being our largest fundraising event, its impact cannot be overstated. Your generosity makes a profound difference in our community for those affected by cancer. From the bottom of our hearts, we extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you.

A heartfelt thank you extends to the countless volunteers who generously offered their time and energy to ensure the success of this event. Your selfless contributions, from assisting with preparations to lending a hand during and after the event, played an invaluable role in making Relay For Life possible. Without you, monumental gatherings like this would simply not be achievable!

Special mention and sincere gratitude to our Relay For Life Committee Volunteers, Trevor McGowan, Miraka Norgate and Marg Palmer. Also ngā mihi nui to Amber and Helen from Wairarapa Cancer Society and Fliss and her beautiful whānau.

We extend our sincere gratitude to each sponsor and supplier who played a pivotal role in making this event a resounding success. Your unwavering commitment ensured that Relay For Life was not just an event, but a beacon of hope for our community.

Your contributions, whether through financial support, services, event gear, on-the-ground assistance, entertainment, or prize donations, were invaluable. They enabled us to surpass our fundraising goals and make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and families facing the challenges of cancer in our local community.

As we reflect on the success of Relay For Life Nelson Tasman 2024, we are already looking forward to the next opportunity to come together and make a difference in 2026. Your continued support will ensure that we can continue providing vital services and support to those who need it most in the Nelson and Tasman regions.

Here is a link to our event summary, which highlights the many businesses and people who supported the event.

We have a lot of images on our Facebook page or via Photo For Funds website – so please make sure you head over there and take a look.

Once again, thank you for being an integral part of Relay For Life and for making a profound difference in the lives of others.

Relay For Life truly takes a village, and each of you is now an integral part of ours. Thank you
We’re already counting down the days until we can do it all over again in 2026! Who’s with us?!