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Tay’s Army tackles Run for Kids

By Campaspe News

WHEN there’s something to fight for, there’s no doubt in your mind that you will.

That’s exactly the mind set for Rochester’s Taylor Marrone, her family and a flurry of her supporters.

After suffering a stroke in 2015, Taylor had a big battle ahead.

Taylor’s strength and story has yet again inspired Rochester residents to band together and raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

For the fourth year in a row, Tay’s Army has participated in the hospital’s fundraising event ‘Run for the Kids’ which takes participants over the Bolte Bridge in Melbourne.

More than 50 people made up the army, a great effort for a worthy cause.

‘‘It was a really good feel on the day,’’ family friend and one of the organisers of the team Katie Rasmussen said.

‘‘We had some competitors walk, some ran. I think the youngest people we had in the team were 7 years old and we ranged in age right up to people over 60, it was amazing.’’

The Rochester Lions Club generously donated the hire of a bus, which was driven by Russell Chapman, to transport some of the participants to the event.

More than half of the money raised by the team will go to the Good Friday Appeal.

On Good Friday, there will be donation tins scattered around the town and at the football, so donations can still be made to the cause.