Amanda brings a youth focus

INJECTION OF YOUTH: Young leader, Amanda Roberts, has been announced as the Relay for Life ambassador. She and event chair, Barbara Thomas (right) are hoping for young people to get behind the October event.

YOUNG leader Amanda Roberts said she was humbled and shocked after being named Wangaratta Relay for Life ambassador for this year.

At Saturday’s event launch at King George Gardens, the Wangaratta High School student was announced to the role, where she vowed to help promote further participation in the event.

Ms Roberts has been an active member within the community, fulfilling roles in the Wangaratta Youth Council, the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.

Ms Roberts said, in her role as an ambassador, she wanted to inspire others to become involved.

“The message I want to get across is that it’s not just about raising money, it’s about showing support to those touched by cancer,” she said.

“Cancer is so prevalent in our society and sometimes, myself included, we don’t appreciate how big this issue is.

“It takes so many lives each year and touches many families.”

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