Over the weekend of Saturday 4 November and Sunday 5 November 2023, a couple of our Hubbies got involved in the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life at Hornsby.
HUBBY’S for HOPE fundraising
Team Leader Derek Pang said, “It’s exciting to be involved in the Relay for Life again this year. I’ve got Nick from Hire A Hubby Asquith and Rob from Hire A Hubby Beecroft helping out as well. Our fundraising team name is HUBBY’S for HOPE, and we’ve set ourselves a target of $3,000.”
Getting to the oval early on Saturday in the Hire A Hubby ‘Man Van’ (our Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia awareness vehicle), the boys put up the Hire A Hubby Marquee and banners with a table full of merchandise and leaflets about Prostate Cancer awareness.
Helping and supporting others
Being the good blokes that they are, Derek and Nick (and his son Daniel) were only too willing to help out the Relay for Life organisers in erecting the Relay for Life arch and moving some of the event marquees. Their handyman and problem-solving skills really came to the fore and were much appreciated (especially as the dark rain clouds rolled in).
Being a non-stop, 24 hour event, team HUBBY’S for HOPE took advantage of the 2,000 strong crowd in attendance across the weekend to support, encourage, and chat with those wanting to know more about the event, why Hire A Hubby was there, who they are, and why Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
That’s the spirit!
As the Relay for Life grows each year, it is encouraging to see more and more families in attendance, and getting involved. It was a family effort from Hire A Hubby Asquith, with Nick being pleasantly surprised by his son’s commitment and generosity.
“Daniel is a bit shy, but he got up early and came along and helped put up the Hire A Hubby marquee and the Relay for Life arch. He was a great help and I’m so proud of him. And then, he got way out of his comfort zone and just started doing laps – with me pledging $5 a lap – and he ended up doing 12 laps, in the rain!! He’s fantastic. I’m so proud of him.”
It was that generosity of spirit and willingness to show up and just do it kind of attitude that made the weekend.
Despite the rain, the Relay for Life was a fantastic event and Derek and the team vowed to be there again in 2024.
‘We’re really honoured to be part of Relay for Life. The rain caused an early completion of the relay (after 23 hours) due to some oval wear and tear and potential safety issues. But it was still very much worthwhile seeing everyone out and about in support of the Cancer Council, and loved ones past and present who are battling cancer.”