Relay For Life is organised by volunteer committees, supported by the Relay For Life Taskforce. Taskforce is a group of dedicated volunteers and experienced Relayers available to provide advice and guidance to Relay For Life committees across NSW. The Taskforce development advisors work amongst committees to collect and share ideas on how to develop and implement great events.
Below is a short introduction of each Taskforce member.
James has been involved with Relay as an active committee member for 11 years and ten Hills Relay events. Three of these were as chair, leading a strong committee that achieved excellent growth in participation and income.
|Over the years, James has also been an active volunteer of Cancer Council in many capacities outside of Relay. He has held numerous Chairman positions including the Cancer Advocacy Network in Western Sydney, the Consumer Research Panel and is the current Chair of the Hills Community Cancer Network. In his working life James has operated his own businesses for some 30 years, mostly in the sales environment. James is a cancer survivor. |
E: James Butler
Graham brings a diverse background from country NSW. He has run a mixed wheat and sheep farming business with his family, worked in furniture restorations, mail contracting and managed a wool buying and broking business.
Graham has been a Relay For Life participant in his home town of Forbes since their first Relay in 2003. During that time he has held committee positions including Chairman, Ceremonies Coordinator and Mission Coordinator. He has also been the representative for Western Region and a longstanding member of the Relay For Life Task Force. He attended the International Relay Summit in the US in 2010. Himself a cancer survivor, Graham brings a personal perspective, interest and passion for the Survivor and Carer experience in Relay. Graham also assists CCNSW as a Community Speaker and MP Liaison.
E: Graham Williams
A 10-year committee member, Rod is Chairman of the Sutherland Relay. Rod’s Relay journey began as Venue Coordinator for the first Sutherland event, among a battling committee of 5, to now leading a core group of 12 and a total committee of over 40. He has a true passion for both the Relay experience and for building a strong sense of community.
Rod attended the US Relay Summit in 2005 and was the representative for Central and Southern Sydney region. He has been a long standing member of the Relay For Life Task Force.
Rod has been a PE teacher in a past working life, is a qualified horticulturalist and these days when he’s not working on Relay stuff he’s busy running an indoor plant-hire business around Sydney. Rod is a cancer survivor.
E: Rod Coy
Danny has been a keen Relay For Life participant and committee volunteer of the Inner West Relay since 2007, holding the position of Co-Chair for the last 2 years. He has also been the coordinator for Survivors and Carers, Ceremonies and Fight Back.
A cancer survivor of over 15 years, Danny has developed a real passion for furthering the Fight Back component of Relay. He is also a Cancer Council Advocate and the current MP Liaison for the seat of Drummoyne in Sydney. In his working life Danny is now the Office Manager at a busy hardware and building supplies company. In his past working life, Danny was a highly experienced baker being crowned the ‘Work Skill Australia National Champion in Bread Baking’ in 1989.
E: Danny Brombal