Gisborne breast cancer charity group Terrier Race Against Time ran another hugely successful fundraiser on Sunday 27 November at the Ashwood Racecourse in Gisborne. There were 89 terrier dogs registered and 500 people attending for a fun day of flat and hurdle racing! Lots of people came all dressed in pink and there were prizes for the best dressed on the day.
Terrier Race against Time is a run by a volunteer group of six Gisborne ladies and with help from all their friends and family the Terrier Racing Day is held. Terrier Race against Time is a registered charity. They provide a pack to every person diagnosed with breast cancer in the Gisborne/East Coast area, full of vouchers to be spent around town e.g.; beauty, firewood, health shops, hair salons, massage and many more, two very good books and loads of information (including BCAC’s Step by Step support pack) to help them on their journey. Each pack is valued around $900 and there are over 40 people each year diagnosed in the area. The Terrier Racing days are held bi-annually and are always a great family day out.
This year with the Gisborne sun shining brilliantly, a very successful day was held and they raised just under $70,000 to fund the packs that the charity provides for the breast cancer patients.