I acknowledge the Cessnock Relay for Life event, which was held over the weekend of 12 and 13 October 2013. I was deeply humbled to be the patron. The relay has raised $118,000 for Cancer Council NSW this year alone, with the hope that the target of $150,000 can be achieved. I acknowledge and thank this year’s hardworking committee, which consisted of the chairman, Ben Woolley, together with Lauren Woolley, Krystal Sellars, Kerry Short, Caroline Short, Bruce Wilson, Anne Scott, Michelle Wiehe, Ricki Hickey, Kate Stuart, Nell Thompson, Pat McCarthy, Rebecca Gillon, Sheila Turnbull and Raylene Jackson. Before this year’s event, the Cessnock community has raised more than $500,000 for the Cancer Council since Relay for Life came to town in 2008.