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Many hands make light work

A group of enthusiastic staff and students from the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science put their hands to work at the Cancer Council’s recent Relay for Life at Challenge Stadium.

The 60 students, overseen by 16 staff, provided foot and calf massages to the participants in the 24 hour relay, which raises money for the Cancer Council’s programs and services for people living with cancer.

Students provided foot and calf massages to the participants in the 24 hour relay.
Students provided foot and calf massages to the participants in the 24 hour relay.

The students, who participated in a refresher massage session prior to the event, were split into teams, and worked two and half hour shifts from 2.00pm on Saturday 30 April until 12.00pm on Sunday 1 May.

The massages were overseen by an academic member of staff, while a staff member from the administration team co-ordinated bookings and managed donations. It was a fantastic opportunity for the students to contribute to a very worthwhile community event, as well as meet and work with the general public and their peers from different years.

 

The students worked two and half hour shifts from 2.00pm on Saturday 30 April until 12.00pm on Sunday 1 May.
The students worked two and half hour shifts from 2.00pm on Saturday 30 April until 12.00pm on Sunday 1 May.

This is the tenth year the school has participated in Relay for Life, and it raised $1050 for the Cancer Council. The overall tally from the event, which is not yet finalised, is currently $305,000.

The school raised $1050 in funds for the Cancer Council.
The school raised $1050 for the Cancer Council.