Dunk tank to make a splash at Fairfield Relay for Life

Ready to be dunked: Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone, Councillor Dai Le, McMahon MP Chris Bowen, Prospect MP Hugh McDermott and Fairfield MP Guy Zangari.
Ready to be dunked: Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone, Councillor Dai Le, McMahon MP Chris Bowen, Prospect MP Hugh McDermott and Fairfield MP Guy Zangari.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone, Councillor Dai Le, McMahon MP Chris Bowen, Prospect MP Hugh McDermott and Fairfield MP Guy Zangari are used to being in the hot seat. But nothing can prepare them for the dunk challenge.

The politicians are taking the plunge for charity at this year's Fairfield Relay For Life on November 16 at Fairfield Showground with people able to bid to be the first to send them into the dunk tank.

SES chief Eddie Bates and Ultimate Soccer manager Marius Papi (who is also shaving his head for the cause) will also be knocked off their perch to raise money for Cancer Council's world-class research, prevention, advocacy and support services.

Mr Zangari, who is the Patron for the Fairfield Relay for Life, said he takes great pride in supporting the Cancer Council through various campaigns to raise awareness throughout the wider community.

"We're all excited for the dunk tank in this year's Relay for Life. I'm doing my part and I've volunteered to get dunked and help raise funds towards the fight against cancer," he said.

"I encourage you all to get involved in this year's Relay and to come on down to the Fairfield Showground to start dunking for a great cause."

The dunk Challenge is at 11am on Saturday and is one of the fun events planned for the 24-hour Fairfield Relay For Life which starts at 9.30am on November 16.

Some of the highlights include the Survivors' and Carers' Lap led by the police marching band at 10am, the box car rally at 2pm and Hope ceremony at 8pm.

Sunday is dog day with relayers invited to register their dogs to join in laps from 7.30am to the final lap at 10am.

Cancer Council's organiser Denise Daynes said they encourage everyone in the Fairfield community to unite at this "amazing event."

"This year we've created a team called 'Fairfield Meet and Mingle' for those people who do not have a team of their own, but would like to be part of the experience. Simply go online and register to the Meet and Mingle team cancercouncil.com.au/fairfieldrelay," she said.

  • To place a bid to be the first to dunk a pollie contact Densie Daynes, the Cancer Council's community relations co-ordinator, on 9354 2018 or email Denise.Daynes@nswcc.org.au

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