Last weekend, staff from the NSW high voltage network operator, TransGrid, and their families took part in the Orange Relay for Life. The TransGrid team was one of 66 that participated in the two day event.
TransGrid’s Natalie McLean saw the event as a great way to raise funds towards patient support, while raising awareness of early detection of cancer, a cause close to her heart.
“My husband has recently undergone treatment after a cancer diagnosis late last year. Due to the promotion of early detection, plus the availability of services in our regional area, he was very fortunate to be treated promptly and successfully,” Ms McLean added.
“We enjoyed the camaraderie of the event, especially the butterfly release, which was named in TransGrid’s honour as a sponsor of the event and the Hope Ceremony, which honours the memory of those touched by cancer,” Ms McLean added.
The team helped to raise $350 for the event, exceeding their initial fundraising target. The Cancer Council and its associated events including Relay for Life and Biggest Morning Tea have been regularly sponsored through TransGrid’s Sponsorships Program.
“It is great to see the Orange team’s involvement in Relay for Life. Not only is Relay for Life a fantastic cause but the involvement of our employees aligns with our focus on wellbeing,” TransGrid’s Wellbeing Manager, Geraldine King said.
“The benefits of giving by taking part in such a great community event cannot be understated. It is wonderful to see TransGrid’s support of Relay for Life in our regional areas. Well done to our staff in Orange who participated in the event,” Ms King added.