Formal dinner and dance with Shaun Preston

Formal dinner and dance with Shaun Preston

Friday, September 28, 2012

Daring to dream - Raising funds towards the fight against Cancer

The dream of raising as much money as possible for the Taranaki Cancer Society has spurred South Taranaki District Council’s Relay for Life team to do something big this year.
And that something big is bringing entertainer Shaun Preston to Hawera.
The team is hosting a formal dinner and dance featuring the internationally renowned entertainer on Saturday 3 November in Hawera in an effort to become tagged a ‘Dream Team’ in 2013.
Last year, the team got incredibly close when they raised $4,425 but is doing something big to push them over the $5,000 barrier this year – getting them the ‘Dream Team’ status.
Team leader Michelle Commerer says Shaun has always impressed the crowds when he’s performed in Taranaki.
“He’s been a feature performer in the Festival of Lights for a couple of years running,” she says. “It’s a really big coup to get him here.”
Since 2006, the Council has entered a team in the Relay for Life. Always committed to fundraising, the team has raised more than $15,000 over the years. This year’s goal is not about the glory of being tagged a ‘dream team’ – each member of the core team is passionate about the cause, being affected by Cancer in one way or another.
“It is a cause that we all have a personal interest in, one way or another. Cancer has touched so many lives, and we’re doing what we can now to assist those affected in our community and to raise cancer awareness to school students through the Taranaki Cancer Society,” says Michelle. “It’s important to note that the money raised in Taranaki, stays in Taranaki.”
The next Relay for Life will be held on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March 2013, 12noon to 12noon at the Pukekura Raceway – visit www.relayforlife.org.nz for more information about the 24-hour team relay.
Shaun has entertained people all over New Zealand, as well as in the UK and Australia.
Tickets are $65 each, or you can get a table of 10 for $600. Please contact Michelle Commerer on 0800 111 323 or michelle.commerer@stdc.govt.nz to book tickets.
Formal dinner and dance with Shaun Preston – 3 November @ Hawera Community Hall, 7.30pm.